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January 2017

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Put Your $2,500 Expensing in Place Now ($5,000 with AFS)

It’s a new year, and as with last year, you can elect the de minimis safe harbor to expense assets costing $2,500 or less ($5,000 with applicable financial statements, as explained later).


This wonderful safe harbor election eliminates the burden of tracking those small dollar cost assets, depreciating and/or Section 179 expensing them in your tax returns and books of account, and then making sure to remove them from your books when you remove the assets from your business.


The term “safe harbor” means that the IRS will accept your expensing of the qualified assets if you properly abided by the rules of the safe harbor. ... Log in to view full article.

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