My wife and I are planning to transfer a few personally-owned rental properties to LLCs. How are capital gains handled during the transfer? Are there any other issues to consider?
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@Jason D. Assuming the LLC is treated as a disregarded entity or a partnership for income tax purposes, then this transfer should be income tax-free under Section 721. However if the LLC is a partnership for income tax purposes, then the LLC will have to track your built-in gain separately and account for this when doing the allocations / preparing the K-1s, which can get very complex. As @Jason DiClemente said, consult with a qualified tax advisor.