Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), like kind exchanges are now only available for exchanges of real property such as buildings or land.  Qualifying like kind exchanges of real property used for business or held for investment may allow you to defer taxable gain.  Real properties are considered like kind whether improved or unimproved.  Properties held for sale do not qualify for like kind exchange treatment.  Exchanges of machinery, equipment, and vehicles no longer qualify for like kind exchange treatment and non-recognition of gain.

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