If you anticipate selling your orchard, farm or ranch now or in the near future, it’s likely very critical that you do a 1031 exchange. A 1031 land exchange allows you to sell your property without paying tax on the sale and invest the proceeds into real estate of your choosing. 1031 Exchange Place not only handles all the paperwork and makes sure the exchange is done according to government guidelines, but we make sure you get the most out of your exchange.
Why is it especially important that those selling agricultural land consider an exchange?
If you don’t set up a section 1031 exchange before you sell your land, you will have to pay the federal and state taxes (totaling 20%-30%) on the difference between the cost of your land and the sales price. Many of those selling land have owned their property for long periods of time, this usually results in a huge tax liability upon the sale. It would be a shame to let years of hard work be wasted in paying unnecessary taxes. See the chart below comparing the difference between selling your land with and without doing an exchange.
What do I do with the proceeds?
The benefit of a agricultural land exchange is that it allows you to put all of your hard-earned proceeds to work. Upon the sale of their orchard, ranch, or parcel, most sellers are looking to turn their proceeds into secure, monthly cash flow but don’t know where to start. We not only help guide our clients through each step of the 1031 process, but can also use our decades of experience to connect you with 1031 advisors that specialize in 1031 properties that provide secure monthly income without management headaches.