KBKG Tax Insight: Guide to Expensing Roofing Costs

06/21/2017

Each year, tax professionals who deal with real estate must evaluate the most recent building expenditures and determine which items should be written off as a repair expense or capitalized. The most common, and often significant, item that is evaluated is roofing-related work. In many cases, only a portion of the roofing system is replaced, … Read More

IRS provides 1 year extension to claim missed repair deductions on 2015 returns

06/03/2016

The recently released Rev. Proc. 2016-29 details new procedures for automatic accounting method changes, as discussed in a previous KBKG Tax Insight, and effectively provides a one year extension for taxpayers to implement many portions of the Tangible Property Regulations (TPR). Taxpayers are generally not permitted to make an automatic method change if they made … Read More

Retail/Restaurant Industry Safe Harbor Under Tangible Property Regulations

01/13/2016

The IRS recently issued Revenue Procedure 2015-56 providing a safe harbor for certain taxpayers operating retail or restaurant establishments for determining whether expenditures incurred to “remodel” or “refresh” their property can be expensed under the Tangible Property Regulations released in 2013. Generally, the safe harbor benefits those enhancing the physical appearance and layout of their … Read More

Tangible Property Regs – Reconsidering Small Taxpayer Relief under RP 2015-20

08/18/2015

Earlier this year, the IRS relieved small business taxpayers from having to file mandatory Form 3115’s to comply with the newly issued Tangible Property Regulations (TPRs). Accepting this relief under Rev. Proc. 2015-20 is done merely by filing of a federal tax return, leaving many CPAs unaware of the negative consequences of doing nothing. More … Read More

IRS Releases New Draft Form 3115

07/20/2015

On July 15th, The IRS posted onto its website an early released draft of Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method. Form 3115 is used for accounting method changes, including complying with the Tangible Property Regulations (“TPRs”) as well as making depreciation adjustments resulting from Cost Segregation studies. The current version of Form 3115 … Read More

Practice Tool – Unit of Property & Major Component Chart for Buildings

03/24/2015

KBKG strives to be a thought leader in the areas we service and we’re proud so many CPAs rely upon the tools we’ve created. For those applying the new Tangible Property Repair Regulations, the first step in a proper Repair vs. Capitalization analysis is to identify and understand the Unit of Property (UOP). For real … Read More

Tangible Property Final Regulations FAQ

03/09/2015

Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) allows you to deduct all the ordinary and necessary expenses you incur during the taxable year in carrying on your trade or business, including the costs of certain materials, supplies, repairs, and maintenance. However, section 263(a) of the IRC requires you to capitalize the costs of acquiring, … Read More

Filing Relief Issued on Tangible Property Regulations under Rev. Proc. 2015-20

02/16/2015

Numerous tax professionals have struggled with the compliance requirements under the final Tangible Property Regulations (TPRs) and when Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, is required. In response to public concerns, the IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2015-20 providing a simplified method of compliance for small business taxpayers. The new revenue procedure allows small … Read More