Article Date:
February 2018


Word Count:
484

 

 

Tax Reform Allows Bigger, Faster Business Car Deductions


If you bought a car in 2017 and paid more than $15,800, you were driving a luxury car that lawmakers punished you for by putting a lid on your depreciation.1

 

For example, say, in 2017 you bought a $40,000 car and drove it 100 percent for business. Your maximum depreciation deductions for the first five years would total only $15,060. To fully depreciate this car under the old rules would have taken 19 years.

 

It was ridiculous to take 19 years to depreciate that $40,000 car. And now, finally, lawmakers have fixed a big part of what the tax code calls luxury automobile limits. ... Log in to view full article.

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