Internal Revenue Service June 12, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Statutory Limitations on Like-Kind Exchanges
Document Number: 2020-11530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
These proposed regulations provide guidance under the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to implement recent changes enacted in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The proposed regulations amend the existing regulations to add a definition of real property to reflect statutory changes limiting section 1031 to exchanges of real property. The proposed regulations also provide a rule addressing a taxpayer's receipt of personal property that is incidental to real property the taxpayer receives in the exchange. The proposed regulations affect taxpayers that exchange business or investment property for other business or investment property and that must determine whether the exchanged properties are real property for purposes of section 1031.