Tag Archives: Depreciation recapture

Timing of Purchase

Today TaxMama® hears from Insha in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “I run a daycare center in my home. I file a Schedule C on the cash basis. In February 2011, I bought an asset for my business that cost $2,000. I’m making payments of $100 per month on it. So, on my 2011 […]

Real Estate Sales

Today TaxMama hears from Fred in the TaxQuips Forum, with a technical question. “Page 32 of the 2010 Instructions for Form 1120S (the S Corporation tax form) explains how to determine the adjusted gain or loss to enter on line 15b of the 1120S schedule K-1 (the partners’ share of income and transactions). Then it […]

No Depreciation Schedules

Today TaxMama hears from Enrolled Agent Alison Jacks in  San Francisco who brings up an important issue. “What do you think of the fact that many (dare I say most?) tax professionals do not seem to provide depreciation schedules with the taxpayer’s copy of the tax return? I pretty much blew a fuse yesterday and […]

Closed Business

Today TaxMama hears from Mary in Oregon, who tells us. “I have run a day care business in my home for many years and have taken business use of home and depreciation. I am now shutting down the business; but I am not selling my house or any of the depreciated assets. When do I […]

Depreciation Catch Up

Today TaxMama hears from Betty in Arizona, with this question. “ I realized that I didn’t deduct depreciation at all in my past 8 years tax returns. So I will use Form 3115 to capture all the depreciation. But this will create a big loss on Schedule E. Is this loss limited by Form 8582 […]

Offsetting Capital Losses

Today TaxMama hears from Praveen in North Carolina, who asks. “Can I deduct gains from a rental property sale against my capital loss carryovers from stock sales?”

Rental Property

Today TaxMama hears from Sue in Nevada with a couple of questions. “I inherited rental property and must prepare for the 2008 tax return. Do I use fair market value as the cost basis in figuring the depreciation? Also, how do I calculate depreciation?”

Cost Segregation

Today TaxMama hears from Kim in Indiana who tells us. “My father is building a service center to do auto body repair work. The building is quite expensive. What kind of deductions can we get immediately? The accountant says that it will take 39 yrs to retrieve the money that he is investing. Are there […]

Writing off Software

Today TaxMama hears from Rodney in Texas who asks. “How do you determine the difference between a deduction that you can take in full in the year of purchase vs the deduction that is spread over many years? I am trying to relate this to software because some software is used without changing for many […]

Not Entertaining

Today TaxMama hears from Deb in NY whose husband is up to no good. “My husband insists that he can deduct the cost of his laptop and WiFi service as a part of ‘meals & entertainment’. Please tell me if this is true. I have no desire to get one of those ‘we’ve adjusted your […]