Policy Issues

Roundtable and Industry Coalition Seek Further Clarification and Relief on Deadlines Affecting Real Estate Like-Kind Exchanges

April 19, 2020

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An industry coalition, including The Real Estate Roundtable, on April 20 wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin seeking further clarification and relief on deadlines affecting real estate like-kind exchanges. 

The letter concludes, “This relief would give taxpayers who may have commenced, or who wish to commence an exchange, the necessary time to identify and / or close on a replacement property.  Taxpayers, many of whom are small to mid-sized businesses and middle class investors, should not have to be concerned about the possibility of having to pay significant capital gains taxes because like-kind exchange transactions cannot be completed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.”