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Chapter 10 solution to assigned problems 26. In 2008, Terrell, Inc., purchases machinery costing $548,000. Its 2008 taxable income before considering the Section 179 deduction is $95,000. a. What is Terrell's maximum Section 179 deduction in 2008? Explain. Because Terrell acquired over $510,000 of qualifying Section 179 property, the annual investment limit applies. The $128,000 annual deduction is reduced dollar for dollar by the amount of the investment in qualifying property in excess of $510,000. Terrell's Section 179 deduction is reduced by $38,000 ($548,000 - $510,000) and its Section 179 deduction is limited to $90,000 ($128,000 - $38,000). The taxable income limit does not affect the amount of the 2008 Section 179 deduction because the $95,000 taxable income exceeds the $90,000 maximum election to expense. b. What is the depreciable basis of the equipment? The depreciable basis of the equipment is $458,000 ($548,000 - $90,000). The acquisition cost of the equipment is reduced by the amount of the Section 179 election for the current year.
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The United Express Company begins business in August 2008 by purchasing the assets listed in the table below. Calculate the maximum MACRS depreciation on the assets. Asset Cost Trucks $ 98,000 Tractor units 55,000 Office equipment 100,000 To claim the maximum MACRS depreciation, the company should elect to expense the maximum $128,000 allowed under Section 179 for 2008. In addition, the company should elect to expense the assets with the longest useful life. United's cost recovery deduction is $160,333. Office Equipment (7-year life): Election to expense $ 100,000 Trucks (5-year life): Election to expense($128,000 - $100,000) 28,000 Depreciable basis ($98,000 - $28,000) $70,000 First-year depreciation (Table A10-2) x 20 % Cost-recovery on trucks 14,000 Tractor Units ( 3-year life): Depreciable basis
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This homework help was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course H ADM 422 taught by Professor Lhensley during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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