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August 2023

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Find Cash: Repair Your Properties—Don’t Improve Them

Let’s visit your business or rental building.


Here’s a fact: the repair deduction is worth far more after-tax cash than a depreciation deduction.


Depreciation Deductions—Strike 1


The depreciation deductions allowed on business or rental buildings are not in the same league with real deductions. Why not?


Recapture taxes!


To the extent of gain on sale, you pay a special capital gains recapture tax of up to 25 percent of the straight-line depreciation you claimed on a building. Technically, the law considers this recapture tax on your straight-line ... Log in to view full article.

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