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July 2011

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Tax Breaks Start When Business or Rental Activity Starts

You are in business when your business functions as a going concern, engaged in activities you organized it for.1 In general, this means that you



qualify to be in the business;


intend to make a profit;


regularly and actively work at the business; and


have made your first sales calls.2


The business must begin for you to depreciate your assets and write off your start-up expenses.


Example: L. D. Daily bought equipment and incurred expenses to start a videotaping business, but the business never started. ... Log in to view full article.

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