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Tangible Property Regulations: Using The De Minimis Safe Harbor, Guido Van Der Hoeven Aug 2017

Tangible Property Regulations: Using The De Minimis Safe Harbor, Guido Van Der Hoeven

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In late 2013, the IRS issued new repair regulations that became effective as of January 1, 2014. Since the new repair regulations were issued, clarifying guidance has been and continues to be issued. The IRS issued Notice 2015–82 in late November 2015, which increased the de minimis amount from $500 to $2,500 beginning January 1, 2016. This increased amount is part of the repair regulations that were issued and found in Treas. Reg. § 1.263(a)–1(f)(1), which applies to taxpayers who do not have an applicable financial statement (AFS). Most farmers and ranchers will not ...


Sale Of Business Property, Guido Van Der Hoeven Aug 2010

Sale Of Business Property, Guido Van Der Hoeven

Rural Tax Education

During the course of operating a farm or ranch business, producers will dispose of property (e.g., livestock, equipment, real estate, etc.) used in the business. This can occur in a variety of ways with two common methods being sales of assets and trading (like-kind exchange) of property. The purpose of this fact sheet is to discuss and illustrate correct income tax reporting when business assets are sold.

This discussion also addresses, for income tax purposes, different types of business assets and their tax treatment upon selling them. One common example is the sale of cull breeding animals that were ...