Questions and Answers


7. Is there any limit to the number of properties that can be identified?


  • There are three rules that limit the number of properties that can be identified. The taxpayer must meet the requirements of at least one of these rules:
    • 3-Property Rule: The taxpayer may identify up to 3 potential
      replacement properties, without regard to their value; or
    • 200% Rule: Any number of properties may be identified, but their total value cannot exceed twice the value of the relinquished property, or
    • 95% Rule: The taxpayer may identify as many properties as he wants, but before the end of the exchange period the taxpayer must acquire replacement properties with an aggregate fair market value equal to at least 95% of the aggregate fair market value of all the identified properties.