Jun 2, 2020
Real estate investing is about increasing your capital and if you do it effectively you will grow your wealth. The one downside is the capital gains tax that investors face on the profits of their investments. Luckily, there are strategies that can help investors defer their capital gains tax obligations. 1031 exchanges are popular strategies for real estate investors, but there is a lesser-known strategy called a deferred sales trust.
Brett Swarts has been helping people learn and implement capital gains tax strategies through his company. Capital Gains Tax Solutions. Brett works primarily with high-net worth investors to develop deferred sales trust tools to solve capital gains tax deferral limitations. In this episode, Brett defines a deferred sales trust, explains the difference between a 1031 exchange, and when this strategy works for real estate investing.
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