Income tax on sale of Paintings
Are you a collector of rare and expensive art? Are you tired of getting hit with high tax bills every time you sell one of your pieces? Anyone who deals with extremely value collectibles like artwork knows how expensive these works can be.
Taxes for artists
At the same time, anyone who tries to profit from his or her collection also knows how much the IRS likes to get its fair share after the sale. However, there is a loophole that can be very valuable to those who buy and sell valuable artwork.
Buying art to avoid taxes
They are known as 1031 exchanges and this is how they work. Many wealthy art collectors can, and do, save millions in taxes by essentially rolling over their profits from selling their collection pieces into buying more art. As the price of high-end artwork continues to rise, many collectors are taking advantage of this opportunity. Instead of paying millions of taxes on their proceeds, collectors turn around and put the money towards adding to their collection.
While some lawmakers frown on the practice, it is perfectly legal and allows art investors to defer taxes on their income from selling art. Many art collectors have found it to be an excellent way to extend the value of their art holdings, while at the same time avoiding letting millions get sucked away by the government.
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If you own valuable artwork and you want to avoid paying the high tax bills that come with selling that art, then please contact GROCO today for advise on how to do this. Don’t pay the IRS more than you have to. Call us at 1-877-CPA-2006 or connect with us online by clicking here.