Revenue Procedure 2008-16 creates "Safe Harbors" for exchanges of vacation homes, however,the rules are very specific.
Certain dwelling units will be considered for investment purposes if the following criteria are met:
Both the relinquished and replacement properties are owned by the taxpayer for at least twenty-four (24) months and within each twelve (12) month period making up the twenty-four months the taxpayer must:
Rent the property to another person at fair market rent for fourteen (14) or more days. (Family members qualify if they pay fair market rent.)
The taxpayer's personal use cannot exceed the greater of fourteen (14) days or ten percent (10%) of the time rented in sentence above.
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