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


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

Dispositions of Tangible Property – IRS Restricts use of Discount Value Approach


In August, the IRS issued final regulations on dispositions of tangible depreciable property under Sec. 168 (T.D. 9689) that are generally effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Taxpayers can realize significant benefits from these regulations by identifying building components that have been replaced or demolished in current or prior years.One … Read More

IRS issues Final Revised Tangible Property Repair Regulations


On Friday (9/13/2013), the IRS issued the final, revised Tangible Property Repair Regulations for Sections 162(a) and 263(a) which modify and supersede the Temporary Regulations that were issued on December 23, 2011. While this is the fourth iteration of the Repair Regulations the IRS has released, it is the first time they have issued them … Read More

IRS to Create Repair vs. Capitalization Guidelines Specific to Retail Industry


IRS to Create Repair vs. Capitalization Guidelines Specific to Retail IndustryRecently, the IRS and the Treasury Department announced that they have accepted a request from the National Retail Federation and Retail Industry Leaders Association for guidance under the IRS’ Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) program regarding the new Repair vs. Capitalization Regulations. The purpose of the … Read More

IRS Publishes Formal Amendments to Repair vs. Capitalization Regulations


On Friday, December 14, the IRS published the amended temporary Repair vs. Capitalization regulations to incorporate the changes announced in the recent Notice 2012-73. The changes include a two year delay of the effective date of the regulations to January 1, 2014.While Notice 2012-73 indicated that taxpayers had the option to apply the temporary or … Read More

Revenue Procedures 2012-19 and 2012-20


On March 7, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released two Revenue Procedures 2012-19 and 2012-20 as guidance for taxpayers to make changes to accounting methods in regards to the temporary regulations, “Repair Regulations,” which were released on December 23 of 2011. These two revenue procedures are effective for taxable years beginning on or after … Read More