sale of cell tower leases.

AT WHAT TAX RATE IS THE SALE OF CELL TOWER LEASEES
TAXED AT; IS IT CAPITOL GAINS RATE(AFTER 1 YEAR) OF
15 % OR IS IT ORDINARY INCOME AT 35%??????????


JOE ANTHONY

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Feb 09, 2015
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capital gain
by: judith

I am 72 wanting to sell out and buy smaller house as I'm a widow I need to find out from someone who works in this field of cell tower sell out and capital gain.. thank you.


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Nov 10, 2011
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1031 EXCHANGE
by: Anonymous

Can a cell tower sale be used in a 1031 tax deferred exchange??

Steve

Mar 24, 2011
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Yes it is taxed at the Capital Gains Rate
by: CPA Micheal

Yes it is taxed at the capital gains rate. I just went through an audit with the irs for a client and they accept it at the capital gains rate as long as the easement is for longer than 30 years. Thank you.

Mar 19, 2011
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Tower tax advice.
by: Kevin at Tower Genius

That is good question but one that you will need to speak about with your CPA. I have heard opinions regarding both sides of the story and unless you are selling the value for a period greater than 30 or 40 years I think it is a grey area that has not been stood up to an IRS challenge.

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