depreciation

Five Depreciation Tips for Year-End Tax Planning

1. Avoid the mid-quarter convention. Assets purchased in the second half of the year are entitled to less depreciation in the first year under the mid-quarter convention than under the standard half-year convention. Property is subject to the mid-quarter convention … read more

Arizona Governor Signs Depreciation Bill

Governor Jan Brewer signed a depreciation bill on Wednesday, June 26, which eliminated the cap on Section 179 expense deductions for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. According to a recent article on CNBC, it is expected … read more

Simplified Home Office Deduction

Are you tired of spending hours figuring out how much you can deduct for your home office?  Good news for you as the Internal Revenue Service announced a simplified option that many owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers … read more

Hodgepodge of Tips for 2012

Prepare a Post-Mortem Letter Review or prepare a post-mortem letter to your spouse spelling out the location of your assets, insurance policies and property (assets of a deceased are often lost because a spouse may not be aware of them … read more

IRS Increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 Cents Per Mile

On June 23, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile … read more

Tax Relief Act Provides Businesses with Enhanced Investment Incentives and More

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, passed by the Senate Dec. 15 and the House Dec. 16, may be best known for extending lower income and capital gains tax rates for individuals. But the … read more

Telecommuting

Many employees are now telecommuting rather than traveling to work every day.  With the rapid growth of technology, telecommuting is becoming more and more accessible.  Telecommuting can free up office space, save on commuting costs, and provide employees with more … read more

Valuing Charitable Contributions of Property

It is especially important in tough economic times like these that we help others.  One great way to help is to contribute property that you no longer need or use to a qualified charitable organization.  Generally, the amount of the … read more

What’s New on the 2009 Form 1040 – Related Forms and Schedules

As a follow up to the previous blog “What’s new on the 2009 1040″, here is a summary of some of the changes to the related forms and schedules that usually get attached to the 1040.  Again, I highly recommend … read more

Cost Segregation Can Generate Extra Cash Flow

For owners of real estate, a Cost Segregation study can increase the cash flow from the property by accelerating depreciation deductions. How does it work? A Cost Segregation study is the process of analyzing the cost components of a real … read more

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