In Part 1 of this series, we explained how you can use a bifurcated 1031 exchange and Deferred Sales Trust (DST) to meet your investment and financial goals. In Part 2, we now offer you an alternative to the bifurcation approach.
In previous articles we discussed how the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) is a specialized form of installment sale authorized by Section 453 of the Internal Revenue Code. In a DST Trust installment sale, the entire course of the transaction and its continued operation revolves around a secured installment note in favor of you, the seller. In this context, “secured” means that all of the assets in the DST serve as collateral, i.e., security, for repayment of money to you per the note’s terms.
If you’re new to the concept of a Deferred Sales Trust, you likely have a lot of questions about what DST is and how it can help you achieve your financial, investment and estate planning goals, such as the following:
The DST can be used as a vehicle that does what a 1031 exchange does, without the problematic timelines and other stringent requirements, but it also can do so much more. In order to understand the pros and cons of a DST and a 1031 exchange and the benefit they give you, you must first understand 1031 exchanges themselves.