Today TaxMama® hears from Klondike in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “In March, I purchased a new mobile home and placed it on property I own. It is skirted with wheels removed and set on cement pillars. My son lives in the home and pays rent. Is it best to depreciate the home for […]
Today TaxMama hears from Scott in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “How long would you have to keep a business vehicle to take advantage of bonus depreciation deductions? What if I sold a new business use vehicle after three years, are there penalties?
Today TaxMama hears from Pam in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “1 purchased 1 new vehicle in 2010 that is used for both of my businesses (Sch C). How do I allocate the new vehicle Sec 179 deprecation expense to both businesses?”
Just to get the law passed last night, the House agreed to the Senate’s version of the extender bill. But they limited the benefits for two years, giving them time to improve on the balancing act and refine the benefits. Let me give you a brief summary of things that affect your life.
Today TaxMama hears from Jared in the TaxQuips Forum,who is confused. “What are the guidelines for writing off a new commercial van? I need a big deduction. Can I write off the whole thing? I have been to many sites – and even the IRS site is different. I thought it was $25,000 last month […]
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 […]
IRC §280F (listed property) provides ceilings on the amount of depreciation and §179 that can be claimed on passenger automobiles, light duty trucks and vans. The limitations listed below are multiplied by the taxpayer’s business use of the vehicle. The amounts for passenger automobiles placed in service in 2009 differ slightly from the amounts for […]
Today TaxMama hears from Petey in Texas who is concerned. “I had to withdraw about $10,000 for air conditioner replacement and other household maintenance from my annuities. Because of these withdrawals, my taxable Social Security income has gone from $4,800 last year to $13,000. this year. Does this sound right to you? Could I be […]
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides a deduction for state and local sales and excise taxes paid on the purchase of new cars, light trucks, motor homes and motorcycles through 2009. The deduction is available regardless of whether a taxpayer itemizes deductions on Schedule A. Purchases before Feb. 17, 2009, are not […]