IRS Releases Retail & Restaurant Safe Harbor Related to Tangible Property Regulations


On November 20, 2015, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2015-56, providing certain “qualified taxpayers” engaged in the trade or business of operating a retail establishment or a restaurant a safe harbor accounting method for costs incurred related to remodeling and refreshing of their “qualified buildings.” “Qualified taxpayers” include those conducting activities within NAICS codes 44 … Read More

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


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

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


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

Tangible Property Regulations – IRS Considering Filing Relief


The 2014 tax season is underway and CPAs and tax professionals are knee deep in the implementation of the final Tangible Property Regulations (TPRs). Tax practitioners have expressed frustration regarding the overly burdensome filing requirements of the new TPRs. The number one question KBKG is asked is whether change #184 is really necessary for every … Read More

Rev. Proc. 2014-16 – IRS releases procedural guidance to implement Final Repair Regulations


The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2014-16, providing the procedural rules taxpayers follow to make “automatic” accounting method changes under the Final Repair Regulations. This revenue procedure modifies Rev. Proc. 2011-14 and supersedes Rev. Proc. 2012-19 regarding certain changes for amounts paid to acquire, produce, or improve tangible property.IRS PROCEDURE 2014-16 The automatic accounting method … Read More

Case Study: Retirement of Building Components


The Final Repair Regulations clarified the rules related to whether a building expenditure is a capital improvement or can be a repair expense. However, one of the most significant rules that has changed under these Regs is in regards to the disposition of structural components of buildings. In the past, when a taxpayer renovated an … Read More

Repair Regulations and Retirement of Structural Components


The Retirement of Structural Components and a Repair Regulations study can provide a significant tax savings. We are ready to identify and claim your missed deductions and help you conform to the new Repair Regulations. A summary of the new Repair Regulations rules and a case study from our last webinar:§Dispositions of MACRS PropertyPROPOSED: A … Read More

2014 Final Repair Regulations and Tangible Property Regulations.


Summary of the Repair Regulations and Tangible Property Regulations by Gian Pazzia ASCSP, Shareholder of KBKG, President of ASCSP.Summary of major changesGeneral Asset Account Election issue addressed – do not have to elect GAA treatment to forgo loss upon retirement of structural component.De minimis Rule Change – eliminated the ceiling! Amounts less than $5,000 per … Read More