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 .

IRS Releases 2011 Automobile Depreciation Limits

The IRS has issued the 2011 inflation adjustments to the depreciation limitations and lease inclusion amounts for certain automobiles. This year, the IRS has provided the limitation amounts for vehicles placed in service in 2011 for which bonus depreciation applies and for those to which it does not apply.

Catch-Up Opportunities for Depreciation

Selecting the proper class life for assets placed in service may allow a business to increase its cashflow by accelerating depreciation and thus deferring federal and state income taxes.

Lease Termination Payments

Editor: Kevin F. Reilly, J.D., CPA A client owns a commercial building and leases it to various tenants. For business purposes, the client decides that he needs space currently occupied by tenants. To induce the current tenants to cancel their leases, the client will have to pay them a lease

Placed-in-Service Decision Requires Careful Planning

Editor: Kevin F. Reilly, J.D., CPA Sec. 167(a) allows a depreciation deduction for assets used in the taxpayer’s trade or business or held for the production of in-come (e.g., rental income). Regs. Sec. 1.167(a)-10(b) provides that the period for depreciation of such an asset begins when it is placed in

GO Zone Depreciation

Notice 2007-36 contains guidance on the extended placed-in-service dates for the 50% additional first-year depreciation available for certain Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone property and provides additional rules on the “original use” requirement. (GO Zone property is depreciable property that meets the definitions in Sec. 1400N(d)(2) and Notice 2006-77, Section 2.02.)

IRS Will No Longer Challenge Negative Additional Sec. 263A Costs

Editor: Mary Van Leuven, J.D., LL.M. Negative additional Sec. 263A costs generally arise when taxpayers capitalize certain expenses for financial accounting purposes, but are not required or permitted to capitalize them for tax purposes. The Service recently issued Notice 2007-29 to provide interim guidance on this issue. Until further guidance

Depreciation Method Changes

Editor: Terence E. Kelly, CPA The IRS recently released final, temporary and proposed regulations specifying when changes in depreciation and amortization will be considered accounting-method changes under Sec. 446 (TD 9307, 12/22/06). The rules also reflect the Service’s attempt to provide more consistent treatment and increased certainty for taxpayers on

Depreciating MACRS Property in Tax-Free Exchanges

Final regulations (TD 9314, 2/26/07) explain how to depreciate certain property acquired in a like-kind exchange under Sec. 1031. The rules address how to determine annual depreciation allowances using the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS) under Sec. 168 for replacement property acquired in a like-kind exchange. The guidance also

Treatment of Capitalized Costs of Intangible Assets (Part II)

Executive Summary In many cases, taxpayers may be eligible to accelerate amortization deductions using the income-forecast or units-of-production methods. ransaction costs are added to the basis of acquired intangible assets, acquired stock or, in the case of a tax-free reorganization, a separate intangible asset. When acquiring a business, investigatory costs

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