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Did Not Previously Realize Could Take Deduction For Computer, Etc. W/o Taking Home Office Deduction.Rather Than Do Form 3115 Can I Start...
User Photo John Stancil
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No, changing from not taking depreciation to taking depreciation is a change in accounting method which must be reported on Form 3115.   Read More
User Photo John Stancil
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1. Yes, you may provide a portion of the fee as housing allowance. The fact he is local is of no consequence in this case. 2. This is not really a factor here. He is leading in worship, which does not have to...   Read More
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It's not a matter of what I think, it is the law that is important here. First, increasing your net operating income by not taking depreciation actually decreases your cash flow as you are paying more tax....   Read More
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Credit card rewards are considered as discounts by the IRS. Therefore, they are not taxable. However, If the purchase is for something that is a tax deduction, the cost of that item should be reduced by the amount...   Read More
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Technically you can deduct depreciation on the second computer. However, you state that it is "old." Assuming that it has been in service for more than a year, you have, by default, chosen not to depreciate the...   Read More
User Photo John Dundon, II EA
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If the cost was under $2,500 you should be able to expense it under the new tangible property regulations.   Read More
User Photo John Stancil
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The home office deduction is for square footage of floor space. The shelving is not a part of the house, so you cannot take a home office deduction based on the information you have provided.   Read More
User Photo Mary Beth Lougen EA USTCP
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The line 15f instruction means is that you cannot reduce or offset 1291 gains with 1291 losses, and that there is no mechanism in the PFIC regulations to deal with a loss on the sale of 1291 shares. Proposed...   Read More


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