Depreciation

Regs. Govern Dispositions of Depreciable Property

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.

Depreciation and Changes in Use of Real Property

This item discusses the distinction between residential and nonresidential property, depreciation, and the application of the change-in-use regulations if a rental property changes from residential use to nonresidential or vice versa.

Is Office Artwork Depreciable Property?

Whether office artwork and decor is depreciable depends on whether the decorations are considered “valuable and treasured” art pieces or just plain tangible property used in the trade or business.

2012 Automobile Depreciation Limits

The IRS issued the 2012 inflation adjustments to the depreciation limitations and lease inclusion amounts for certain automobiles under Sec. 280F (Rev. Proc. 2012-23).

Tangible Property Costs and Repair Expenditures Regs.

The IRS issued long-awaited regulations regarding the treatment of expenditures incurred in selling, acquiring, producing, or improving tangible assets, including rules on determining whether costs related to tangible property are deductible repairs or capital improvements.

Regulations Issued on Repair Expenditures

The IRS issued long-awaited regulations regarding the treatment of expenditures incurred in selling, acquiring, producing, or improving tangible assets, including rules on determining whether costs related to tangible property are deductible repairs or capital improvements.

100% Bonus Depreciation Guidance Issued

In Rev. Proc. 2011-26, the IRS has issued guidance on how taxpayers can deduct 100% of the cost of qualified business property placed in service in 2011 under rules enacted last year .

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SPONSORED REPORT

States look to unclaimed property for revenue

State audits of abandoned and unclaimed property (AUP) have exploded in recent years. This report outlines the escheat process, common types of AUP, how different states are handling it and how companies can plan for potential audits and liabilities.

DEDUCTIONS

Understanding the new Sec. 199A business income deduction

The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.