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January 2011

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Tax Tips for Repairs—A Short Litany

As you know from the article titled “Tax Saving Tips: How Repairs Put Extra Cash in Your Pocket,” immediately deductible repairs to your business and rental properties are far more valuable than capitalized improvements.


Gather the evidence that supports your repairs.


This is a gray area with room to maneuver. The amount spent does not determine whether you’ve made either a repair or an improvement.


For example, repairs to a cotton gin typically cost about 80 percent or more of the original cost—the ... Log in to view full article.

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