Involuntary Conversions: General

In this module, we continue our discussion regarding non-taxable exchanges and discuss involuntary conversions. You will learn the earliest and latest dates to involuntarily exchange an asset after a casualty loss or condemnation. Next, we discuss paths for conversion, direct and indirect, and their tax consequences. We discuss two tests governing the non-recognition rules, specifically the functional use test and the taxpayer use test. Last, we discuss the rules governing the non-taxation of the sale of a taxpayer’s primary residence.

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