Depreciation Opportunities Provide Tax Deductions

Depreciation Opportunities Provide Tax Deductions

For assets with a useful life of more than one year, the cost must be depreciated over a period of years. In most cases, the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) will be preferable to the straight-line method because you’ll receive a larger deduction in the early years of an asset’s life.

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But if you make more than 40% of the year’s asset purchases in the last quarter, you could be subject to the typically less favorable mid-quarter convention. When it comes to repairs and maintenance of tangible property, however, different rules may apply.

Careful planning during the year can help you maximize depreciation deductions in the year of purchase.

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Other depreciation-related breaks and strategies are also available and, in many cases, have been enhanced by the TCJA. These include:

  • Bonus Depreciation
  • Section 179 Expensing Election
  • Tangible Property Repair Safe Harbors
  • Cost Segregation Studies

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Biz Tip Topic Expert: Rhett Reuter, CPA, MT

Rhett Reuter, CPA, MT

Rhett is a Senior Manager with SVA Certified Public Accountants and works closely with businesses advising them on tax and accounting issues that may arise throughout the year. He provides guidance and support on a variety of issues including IRS and state audits, various tax credits, like-kind exchanges, and structuring and exiting deals.

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