Tax Deductible Items and Depreciable Items

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by eazy, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 51

    Ok, which items are Tax Deductible and Depreciable Items?
    Thats about all I know about the two.

    If you could, please give ALL the input you could, what the difference is? how they work? and which one I should use?

    Thanks for your time,
  2. monkey9197

    monkey9197 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 77

    call an accountant
  3. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    In short, tax deductible are items that have one use or a short use, i.e. office supplies, gas, oil, etc. Depreciable items are usually things that have a usable life of a year or more, i.e. mowers, vehicles, etc. And as monkey said, call an accountant.
  4. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 51

    Anymore input?

  5. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    Call an accountant. Beyond that, write offs are usually the small ticket items. Larger cost items must be capitolized and depreciated. However, most depreciable items can be written off all at once with a 179 expense (except for 'listed items').

    Unless you're going to take the time to read the tax code, call an accountant.


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