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University of Michigan Law School

Land Use Law

1959

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Taxation - Federal Income Tax - Involuntary Conversion Treatment Afforded Sale Of Remaining Property After Partial Condemnation, Stevan Uzelac Feb 1959

Taxation - Federal Income Tax - Involuntary Conversion Treatment Afforded Sale Of Remaining Property After Partial Condemnation, Stevan Uzelac

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Petitioner owned two parcels of real estate across the street from each other which were used as one "economic unit" for purposes of a trucking terminal. One parcel was improved with a terminal building from which trucks would pick up and deliver their shipments, while the other was used as a parking lot for trucks not in use. Petitioner was forced to sell the parking lot under threat of condemnation. Since it was economically unfeasible to operate his business without a nearby parking lot, petitioner subsequently sold the terminal facilities and reinvested the proceeds from the sales of both properties ...