September 13, 2018

Tax Reform: Do You Want the Good News About Depreciation First?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) made several significant changes to depreciation rules when it became law in December 2017. In the “good news” department, two provisions in the law provided increased opportunities for businesses—including physician practices, hospitals and other medical practices that own or lease buildings—to expense the cost of depreciable assets sooner. On the “not-so-good news” side of things, several types of building improvements will now be depreciated over longer periods when their costs exceed the limits for immediate expensing. In addition to the longer recovery period, the new law and related guidance have created some uncertainty over what improvements may qualify for the same-year recovery provisions.

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Topics: Tax Reform, TCJA

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