Understanding asset depreciation and tax breaks
Abstract: The cost of business assets with a useful life of more than one year generally can’t be immediately deducted; instead it must be depreciated over a period of years. But tax breaks are available that allow you to accelerate depreciation-related deductions. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law at the end of 2017, significantly enhances some of these breaks. This article provides an overview of these changes. A brief sidebar covers the enhanced deductions for business passenger vehicles.