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Tax Deductible Items and Depreciable Items


LawnSite Member
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,


LawnSite Silver Member
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.


LawnSite Gold Member
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.