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Recording and Accounting for Asset Exchanges

OnDemand Webinar (96 minutes)

Prepare for recording and accounting for asset exchanges including tax elections and alternatives for asset exchanges.U.S. accounting and tax rules are not always the same about the acquisition and sale of assets. Some assets are acquired by exchange instead of through a cash purchase for a stated price. In some cases, the fair value of assets must be relied upon for the proper reporting of an event. For tax purposes, like kind exchanges continue under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), but some taxpayers now have taxable exchanges of personal property and trade-in property. This topic will provide you with an overview of the current accounting and tax issues for individuals and businesses, including reconciling the differences between book and tax issues, and how to manage the costs and exchanges of assets. The range of topics will include tax elections and alternatives for asset exchanges, and tax planning issues for deferring tax and reinvesting gain.


Thomas M. Kosinski, C.P.A., M.S.T., Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd.


Accounting for Asset Exchanges

• Definitions and Terms

• Recordkeeping for Exchange Transactions

• Reporting Gain or Loss on Exchanges

• Deferred Gain and FMV Accounting Issues

Identifying Like Kind Exchange Tax Issues

• New Tax Rules for Personal Property/Trade-in

• Tax Issues for Real Property/Replacement Issues

• Depreciation Impact on Exchanged Assets

• Taxable Boot Received and Paid on Exchanges

• Exchange Costs Paid for Replacement Property

• Foreign Property Exchanges

Identifying Tax Benefits and Reporting of Exchange Issues

• Effective Tax Rates for Business Exchanges

• Exchanges of Personal Residences

• Exchanges of Cryptocurrency

• Exchanges of Assets for Services Provided

• Cost Allocation for Multiple Assets

Top Examples of Exchange Strategies

• Classic Like Kind Exchange Case

• Reverse Exchanges/Requirements

• Trade-in Exchange of Personal Property

• Multiple Asset Exchanges

• Taxable Boot Exchanges