What are the pros and cons of the new QIP depreciation breaks?
Abstract: One tax benefit of the CARES Act is that it allows real property owners to depreciate real estate qualified improvement property (QIP) faster than before. This article points out that the rule change was made in response to an earlier drafting error in the 2017 TCJA. Under the CARES Act, QIP is now included in the Internal Revenue Code’s definition of 15-year property, so it can be depreciated over 15 years for federal income tax purposes. The article explains the possible benefits and drawbacks of the new QIP depreciation tax breaks.