First-year bonus depreciation and Sec. 179 expensing: Beware the pitfalls
Abstract: Many manufacturers are eligible for tax write-offs for certain equipment purchases and building improvements. These write-offs can do wonders for a manufacturer’s cash flow, but whether to claim them isn’t always an easy decision. In some cases, there are advantages to the regular depreciation rules. This article reviews why it’s critical to look at the big picture and develop a strategy that aligns with a company’s overall tax-planning objectives. A short sidebar covers the deductibility of website costs.