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November 2013

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Surprise Tax Deductions for Built-In Desk



I recently built an addition on my home for my home office. Inside the office, I have a built-in desk and other built-in amenities. May I use Section 179 to deduct the built-in desk as a desk, or do I have to depreciate the built-in as a fixture to a commercial building?


Where I live, local law treats the built-in desk as a fixture and that makes it part of the building.


I also have a built-in desk in a personal part of the home.


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