Biden Wants To End 1031 Exchanges, Prevent Investors From Using R.E. Losses Against Other Income

A senior campaign official said a Biden administration would take aim at so-called like-kind exchanges, which allow investors to defer paying taxes on the sale of real estate if the capital gains are reinvested in another property and said they would prevent investors from using real-estate losses to lower their income tax bills.


Called “The Biden Plan for Mobilizing American Talent and Heart to Create a 21st Century Caregiving and Education Workforce,” the proposal claims it “will cost $775 billion over 10 years and will be paid for by rolling back unproductive and unequal tax breaks for real estate investors with incomes over $400,000 and taking steps to increase tax compliance for high-income earners,” according to a description of the plan on Biden’s campaign website, posted on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump has already proposed a plan for paid parental leave, which has been championed by daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, and which was introduced in the Senate last year as a bipartisan bill. Democrats have opposed the plan because it does not provide new spending, but rather allows individuals to draw on their future child tax credits.

The details of Biden’s plan are still sketchy, but the core appears to be “a $5,000 tax credit for informal caregivers, [and] Social Security credits for people who care for their loved ones,” among other proposed federal government interventions.

It is not clear what Biden means by “tax breaks for real estate investors,” but Bloomberg News reported that “a senior campaign official said a Biden administration would take aim at so-called like-kind exchanges, which allow investors to defer paying taxes on the sale of real estate if the capital gains are reinvested in another property. The official also said they would prevent investors from using real-estate losses to lower their income tax bills.”

Biden’s idea also reflects an idea first proposed by “democratic socialist” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the primary.

Read More

Powered by WishList Member - Membership Software

Scroll to Top