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Tax Deductible Items and Depreciable Items

eazy

LawnSite Member
Location
Texas
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,
eazy
 

Grassmechanic

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
S.E. Michigan
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.
 

mtdman

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
A2, Michigan
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.

:D
 
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