Happy Holidays from API’s President

To all of our Clients and Associates,

I extend to you a sincere HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 2013 has been a very busy year for all of us involved in 1031 exchanges and it has been a pleasure working with many past clients and new ones as well. In light of the significant increase in exchange activity, I had the pleasure of bringing on many new associates to API who are eager to carry out API’s longstanding tradition of providing excellent service and superior transactional expertise. I wish you and your families a safe and joyous Holiday Season, and I look forward to working with you in 2014.

Javier G. Vande Steeg

Javier G. Vande Steeg

California Tax Filing Requirement for Exchanges Beginning 1/1/14

Under IRC Section 1031, taxpayers can defer capital gains by exchanging real property held for use in a trade or business, or for investment, for other like-kind property. For sellers subject to California income tax, California’s tax law follows federal law for purposes of deferral under Section 1031, so California’s income tax is also deferred. In each case, the deferred capital gain continues as a tax attribute of the replacement property acquired by the taxpayer in the exchange. In the past, taxpayers sometimes used Section 1031 to acquire replacement property outside California in order to avoid California’s income tax in a later taxable sale. Read More…

California Tax Filing Requirement for Exchanges Beginning 1/1/14

Do you have a Property Closing before the End of 2013?

Contact Us

Many investors and their advisors have real estate transactions closing near the end of December. If you or your client have an investment property transaction closing before the end of 2013 – and you have not already set up a 1031 exchange – keep in mind Asset Preservation is available to set up your exchange at the last minute! We can often set up a new 1031 exchange, converting an otherwise taxable sale into a deferred transaction, within a matter of hours. A properly structured exchange provides an investor with up to 45 calendar days to potentially find suitable replacement property. For more information, please call us toll-free at 800-282-1031 or via email at info@apiexchange.com.

Year-End Tax Tips from the IRS – 2013

Watch a video from the IRS’s YouTubeChannel about suggestions for taxpayers at the end of the year, Watch Now…

Good News for Owners of Smaller Residential Rental Properties

The IRS has finally issued the final version of its monumentally long and complex regulations explaining how to deduct improvements and repairs to business property, including commercial buildings and residential rentals. The final regulations, which take effect Jan. 1, 2014, contain several pleasant surprises for small-business owners, including owners of rental properties. One of these is the “safe harbor for small taxpayers”. Read More…

Housing Markets Continue Slow Climb Back to Normal

Markets in 54 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. The index’s nationwide score of .86 indicates that, based on current permits, prices and employment data, the nationwide market is running at 86 percent of normal economic and housing activity. Read More…

Top 10 Multi-Family Rent Growth Markets of 2014

According to Multifamily Executive, industry experts project the top 10 metro markets that should see the largest growth in multifamily rents in 2014. Seattle is at the top of this list and other markets like Denver, San Francisco, Austin, and New York City are also included. To see the top 10 multifamily growth markets, Read More…

Attend a Complimentary 1031 Exchange Webinar (1hr CPE Credit)

Title: The Power of Strategy: Mastering 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
Presenter: Scott Saunders, Asset Preservation, Inc.

Course Description
This one hour course provides a concise and thorough overview of IRC Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges for accountants, CPA’s and tax advisors. In addition to covering critical IRS time deadlines, like-kind requirements and other exchange-related issues, the class will provide a summary of current developments including applicable Revenue Rulings, PLR’s and other IRS guidance on current issues related to exchanges.

Course Details:
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PST)
Cost: Free
Credits: 1.0 hour (Accountants & CPAs)

Click here to View Details and Registration Info at cpaacademy.org

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