Question:\nI have a single family residential that I'd like to sell and then use\nthe proceeds to buy a 4-plex. I live in Southern CA. I have never\nreported the income from this rental and never claimed any expenses\nfor it. I used to live in this home - for over 2 years - and would\nlike to sell it within 3 years to take advantage of the 1031.\nMy question is: can I now submit a 1031 exchange for this\ntransaction? Or is there some type of paper trail that is needed to\nprove something?\nCan someone help? I have no idea of tax law or 1031's.\nThanks everyone.