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Old 10-19-2011, 12:06 AM
olzcha0s olzcha0s is offline
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New Business with tax questions

This year I deceided to start a lawn business to supplement my family income. Myself and my wife work full time. I haven't cut much grass but worked full time. I estimate that by the end of the year i will have paid 8k in fed taxes and expect a tax refund of around 4k due to having a child at home.(for the past few year we got about 4k back) But this year I have invested a few thousand dollars between edgers, blowers, 2 trailers, trimmers and mowers. I understand that this stuff can be written off on my taxes due to it being business equipment. how can i figure how much of this stuff can be written off and to what amount. i bought a three thousand dollar mower...can i take that off my taxes and get it back as a refund or how does it work.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:36 AM
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Without trying to overly complicate things, the equipment can usually be deducted the year of purchase. However you my not want to expense your equipment the first year by rather depreciate it in future years thus reducing your future taxable income.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:12 AM
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It's not as if you get the $4,000 back. It brings your taxable income down. If you are in a higher bracket- you have a potential to come down
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