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1040ez form 2013 Publication 525 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionAssignment of income. 1040ez form 2013 Ordering forms and publications. 1040ez form 2013 Tax questions. 1040ez form 2013 Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 525, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 1040ez form 2013 irs. 1040ez form 2013 gov/pub525. 1040ez form 2013 What's New Health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) under cafeteria plans. 1040ez form 2013 For plan years beginning after 2012, health FSAs are subject to a $2,500 limit on salary reduction contributions. 1040ez form 2013 For plan years beginning after 2013, the $2,500 limit is subject to an inflation adjustment. 1040ez form 2013 Itemized deduction for medical expenses. 1040ez form 2013 Beginning in 2013, an itemized deduction is generally allowed for uncompensated medical 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A Brief Overview of Depreciation
Depreciation is an income tax deduction that allows a taxpayer to recover the cost or other basis of certain property. It is an annual allowance for the wear and tear, deterioration, or obsolescence of the property.
Most types of tangible property (except, land), such as buildings, machinery, vehicles, furniture, and equipment are depreciable. Likewise, certain intangible property, such as patents, copyrights, and computer software is depreciable.
In order for a taxpayer to be allowed a depreciation deduction for a property, the property must meet all the following requirements:
The taxpayer must own the property. Taxpayers may also depreciate any capital improvements for property the taxpayer leases.
A taxpayer must use the property in business or in an income-producing activity. If a taxpayer uses a property for business and for personal purposes, the taxpayer can only deduct depreciation based only on the business use of that property.
The property must have a determinable useful life of more than one year.
Even if a taxpayer meets the preceding requirements for a property, a taxpayer cannot depreciate the following property:
Property placed in service and disposed of in same year.
Equipment used to build capital improvements. A taxpayer must add otherwise allowable depreciation on the equipment during the period of construction to the basis of the improvements.
Certain term interests.
Depreciation begins when a taxpayer places property in service for use in a trade or business or for the production of income. The property ceases to be depreciable when the taxpayer has fully recovered the property’s cost or other basis or when the taxpayer retires it from service, whichever happens first.
A taxpayer must identify several items to ensure the proper depreciation of a property, including:
The depreciation method for the property
The class life of the asset
Whether the property is “Listed Property”
Whether the taxpayer elects to expense any portion of the asset
Whether the taxpayer qualifies for any “bonus” first year depreciation
The depreciable basis of the property
The Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) is the proper depreciation method for most property. Additional information about MACRS, and the other components of depreciation are in Publication 946, How to Depreciate Property.
A taxpayer must use Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization, to report depreciation on a tax return. Form 4562 is divided into six sections and the Instructions for Form 4562 contain information on how, and when to fill out each section.
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