Certified Public Accountants
Comprehensive Guide to Tax Depreciation, Expensing, and Property Transactions

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Online Registration Form

Date: July 24, 2018
Location: German American Society, Omaha
Course Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Registration Begins: 8:00 AM
Seemingly every year, economic stimulus packages drastically change depreciation rules. The purpose of this course is to provide an updated in-depth analysis of the complex maze of rules dealing with depreciation, amortization, and sale of property, with an emphasis on identifying special planning opportunities and pitfalls. This reference manual contains many examples and cases to illustrate the most important points CPAs need to be aware of.
* Understand which assets are subject to depreciation * Answer advanced §179 and automobile depreciation questions * Fully understand depreciation and MACRS cost recovery * Understand installment sales and reacquisitions * Complete cases related to nontaxable transactions
* Complete coverage of recent tax acts and any new legislation enacted before presentation * Luxury automobiles, how much this year, and where did these rules come from? * What are the components for real estate depreciation? * A new SUV or sedan, a study of depreciation alternatives * Permanency in §179 depreciation rules? How to maximize its use; when to use it; what property qualifies? * Sale of property and depreciation recapture rules (§§1245, 1250, unrecaptured §1250 gain for real estate, §291 for corporations) * Segregating a loss on a building component replacement * Depreciating like-kind exchange property, including luxury vehicles * Reacquired installment sale property -- calculating potential gain and new basis * Regulations on capitalization of tangible assets and procedures for automatic changes in accounting method associated with the new depreciation rules * §197 amortization issues; how to handle intangible asset costs * AMT depreciation adjustments and how to avoid them * Depreciation issues, tax-deferred exchanges, personal property converted to business property, & overview of home sale exclusion * Guide for compliance and planning issues from Pre-ACRS, ACRS, and MACRS depreciation and amortization rules * Cases and rulings of depreciation and amortization issues and how they impact clients, as well as useful planning opportunities
Who Should Attend
CPAs in industry and public accounting who need thorough grasp of this important area of tax law and who want to maximize the possible tax savings for their clients

Course Level Intermediate
Prerequisites Basic knowledge of tax issues for property transactions
Discussion LeaderJohn Evanich, Surgent
CPE Credit8 Hours
Additional Information: Parking and lunch are provided on-site.
Fee: $255 - Society Member
$285 - Society Nonmember
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