Tax Computation

Elective capitalization as a TCJA planning tool

Taxpayers whose overall tax position in a given year would benefit from accelerating gross income or from converting current deductions into capital expenditures should consider the elective capitalization provisions of Sec. 266.

“Substantially Complete” Buildings Eligible for GO Zone Depreciation

In Stine, LLC, No. 2:13-cv-03224 (W.D. La. 1/27/15), a retailer's store buildings were considered "placed in service" for federal tax depreciation purposes when they were "substantially complete" rather than when they subsequently were "open for business" resulting in the taxpayer's being able to take an accelerated depreciation deduction for the buildings. This decision highlights the importance of properly identifying an asset's placed-in-service date.

Final Set of Repair Regs. Issued

The IRS issued final regulations providing rules for how to determine gain or loss when property subject to depreciation is disposed of, how to determine the asset disposed of, and how to account for partial dispositions of depreciated property.

Repair Regulations Are Finally Issued

The IRS issued long-awaited final and proposed regulations regarding the treatment of expenditures incurred in acquiring, producing, or improving tangible assets.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.