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Cost Segregation Study – Accelerate Depreciation Deductions

Cost Segregation Study – Accelerate Depreciation Deductions Businesses that acquire, construct or substantially improve a building — or did so in previous years — should consider a cost segregation study. These studies combine accounting and engineering techniques to identify building costs that are properly allocable to tangible personal property rather than real property. This may […]

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The TCJA and Deducting Pass-Through Business Losses

It’s not uncommon for businesses to sometimes generate tax losses. But deducting pass-through business losses are limited by tax law in some situations. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) further restricts the amount of losses that sole proprietors, partners, S corporation shareholders and, typically, limited liability company (LLC) members can currently deduct — beginning […]

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TCJA Enhances Bonus Depreciation

With bonus depreciation, a business can recover the costs of depreciable property more quickly by claiming additional first-year depreciation for qualified assets. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed into law in December, enhances bonus depreciation. Typically, taking this break is beneficial. But in certain situations, your business might save more tax long-term by […]

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Reduced Business Tax Benefits for Meals/Entertainment & Transportation

Along with tax rate reductions and a new deduction for pass-through qualified business income, the new tax law brings the reduction or elimination of tax deductions for certain business expenses. Two expense areas where the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes the rules — and not to businesses’ benefit — are meals/entertainment and transportation. […]

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Section 199 “Manufacturers’ Deduction” Eliminated Under TCJA

While many provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will save businesses tax, the new law also reduces or eliminates some tax breaks for businesses. One break it eliminates is the Section 199 “manufacturers’ deduction”. When it’s available, this potentially valuable tax break can be claimed by many types of businesses beyond just […]

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