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2012 Form 1040x

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2012 Form 1040x

2012 form 1040x Publication 534 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Important Change for 1995 Introduction How To Use This Publication Important Change for 1995 Major changes to Publications 534 and 946. 2012 form 1040x  This publication, as well as Publication 946,How To Depreciate Property, has been changed. 2012 form 1040x Publication 534 has been shortened. 2012 form 1040x It no longer contains general information on MACRS and the section 179 deduction. 2012 form 1040x It contains a discussion of the accelerated cost recovery system (ACRS), the ACRS Percentage Tables, a discussion of other methods of depreciation, and a limited discussion of listed property. 2012 form 1040x We expanded Publication 946 by adding material taken from Publication 534. 2012 form 1040x We added more detail to the discussions of the section 179 deduction, the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS), and listed property. 2012 form 1040x We replaced the partialMACRS Percentage Tables with the complete ones from Publication 534. 2012 form 1040x We also added the Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods from Publication 534. 2012 form 1040x We made these changes to eliminate most of the duplication that existed in the two publications. 2012 form 1040x This will save money and make it easier for you to decide which publication you need. 2012 form 1040x Use this publication to figure depreciation on property you placed in service before 1987; use Publication 946 to figure depreciation on property you placed in service after 1986. 2012 form 1040x Introduction The law allows you to recover your cost in business or income-producing property through yearly tax deductions. 2012 form 1040x You do this by depreciating your property, that is, by deducting some of your cost on your tax return each year. 2012 form 1040x You can depreciate both tangible property, such as a car, building, or machinery, and certain intangible property, such as a copyright or a patent. 2012 form 1040x The amount you can deduct depends on: How much the property cost, When you began using it, How long it will take to recover your cost, and Which of several depreciation methods you use. 2012 form 1040x Depreciation defined. 2012 form 1040x   Depreciation is a loss in the value of property over the time the property is being used. 2012 form 1040x Events that can cause property to depreciate include wear and tear, age, deterioration, and obsolescence. 2012 form 1040x You can get back your cost of certain property, such as equipment you use in your business or property used for the production of income by taking deductions for depreciation. 2012 form 1040x Black's Law Dictionary Amortization. 2012 form 1040x   Amortization is similar to depreciation. 2012 form 1040x Using amortization, you can recover your cost or basis in certain property proportionately over a specific number of years or months. 2012 form 1040x Examples of costs you can amortize are the costs of starting a business, reforestation, and pollution control facilities. 2012 form 1040x You can find information on amortization inchapter 12 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. 2012 form 1040x Alternative minimum tax. 2012 form 1040x   If you use accelerated depreciation for real property, or personal property that is leased to others, you may be liable for the alternative minimum tax. 2012 form 1040x Accelerated depreciation is any method, that allows recovery at a faster rate in the earlier years than the straight line method. 2012 form 1040x For more information, you may wish to see the following: Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax-Individuals, and Publication 542, Tax Information on Corporations. 2012 form 1040x Ordering publications and forms. 2012 form 1040x   To order free publications and forms, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). 2012 form 1040x You can also write to the IRS Forms Distribution Center nearest you. 2012 form 1040x Check your income tax package for the address. 2012 form 1040x   If you have access to a personal computer and a modem, you can also get many forms and publications electronically. 2012 form 1040x See How To Get Forms and Publications in your income tax package for details. 2012 form 1040x Telephone help. 2012 form 1040x   You can call the IRS with your tax question Monday through Friday during regular business hours. 2012 form 1040x Check your telephone book for the local number or you can call1-800-829-1040. 2012 form 1040x Telephone help for hearing-impaired persons. 2012 form 1040x   If you have access to TDD equipment, you can call 1-800-829-4059 with your tax question or to order forms and publications. 2012 form 1040x See your tax package for the hours of operation. 2012 form 1040x How To Use This Publication This publication describes the kinds of property that can be depreciated and the methods used to figure depreciation on property placed in service before 1987. 2012 form 1040x It is divided into three chapters and contains an appendix. 2012 form 1040x Chapter 1 explains the rules for depreciating property under the Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS). 2012 form 1040x Chapter 2 explains the rules for depreciating property first used before 1981. 2012 form 1040x Chapter 3 explains the rules for listed property. 2012 form 1040x Also this chapter defines listed property. 2012 form 1040x The appendix contains the ACRS Percentage Tables. 2012 form 1040x Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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The 2012 Form 1040x

2012 form 1040x 3. 2012 form 1040x   Claiming the Special Depreciation Allowance Table of Contents Introduction What Is Qualified Property?Qualified Reuse and Recycling Property Qualified Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Property Qualified Disaster Assistance Property Certain Qualified Property Acquired After December 31, 2007 Election to Accelerate Certain Credits in Lieu of the Special Depreciation Allowance How Much Can You Deduct? How Can You Elect Not To Claim an Allowance? When Must You Recapture an Allowance? Introduction You can take a special depreciation allowance to recover part of the cost of qualified property (defined next), placed in service during the tax year. 2012 form 1040x The allowance applies only for the first year you place the property in service. 2012 form 1040x For qualified property placed in service in 2013, you can take an additional 50% special allowance. 2012 form 1040x The allowance is an additional deduction you can take after any section 179 deduction and before you figure regular depreciation under MACRS for the year you place the property in service. 2012 form 1040x This chapter explains what is qualified property. 2012 form 1040x It also includes rules regarding how to figure an allowance, how to elect not to claim an allowance, and when you must recapture an allowance. 2012 form 1040x Corporations can elect to accelerate certain minimum tax credits in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for eligible qualified property. 2012 form 1040x See Election to Accelerate Certain Credits in Lieu of the Special Depreciation Allowance , later. 2012 form 1040x See chapter 6 for information about getting publications and forms. 2012 form 1040x What Is Qualified Property? Your property is qualified property if it is one of the following. 2012 form 1040x Qualified reuse and recycling property. 2012 form 1040x Qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property. 2012 form 1040x Qualified disaster assistance property. 2012 form 1040x Certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007. 2012 form 1040x The following discussions provide information about the types of qualified property listed above for which you can take the special depreciation allowance. 2012 form 1040x Qualified Reuse and Recycling Property You can take a 50% special depreciation allowance for qualified reuse and recycling property. 2012 form 1040x Qualified reuse and recycling property is any machinery or equipment (not including buildings or real estate), along with any appurtenance, that is used exclusively to collect, distribute, or recycle qualified reuse and recyclable materials (as defined in section 168(m)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code). 2012 form 1040x Qualified reuse and recycling property also includes software necessary to operate such equipment. 2012 form 1040x The property must meet the following requirements. 2012 form 1040x The property must be depreciated under MACRS. 2012 form 1040x The property must have a useful life of at least 5 years. 2012 form 1040x The original use of the property must begin with you after August 31, 2008. 2012 form 1040x You must have acquired the property by purchase (as discussed under Property Acquired by Purchase in chapter 2 ) after August 31, 2008, with no binding written contract for the acquisition in effect before September 1, 2008. 2012 form 1040x The property must be placed in service for use in your trade or business after August 31, 2008. 2012 form 1040x Excepted Property Qualified reuse and recycling property does not include any of the following. 2012 form 1040x Any rolling stock or other equipment used to transport reuse or recyclable materials. 2012 form 1040x Property required to be depreciated using the Alternative Depreciation System (ADS). 2012 form 1040x For other property required to be depreciated using ADS, see Required use of ADS under Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies , in chapter 4 . 2012 form 1040x Other bonus depreciation property to which section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code applies. 2012 form 1040x Property for which you elected not to claim any special depreciation allowance (discussed later). 2012 form 1040x Property placed in service and disposed of in the same tax year. 2012 form 1040x Property converted from business use to personal use in the same tax year acquired. 2012 form 1040x Property converted from personal use to business use in the same or later tax year may be qualified reuse and recycling property. 2012 form 1040x Qualified Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Property You can take a 50% special depreciation allowance for qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property. 2012 form 1040x Cellulosic biofuel is any liquid fuel which is produced from any lignocellulosic or hemicellulosic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis. 2012 form 1040x Examples include bagasse (from sugar cane), corn stalks, and switchgrass. 2012 form 1040x The property must meet the following requirements. 2012 form 1040x The property is used in the United States solely to produce cellulosic biofuel. 2012 form 1040x The original use of the property must begin with you after December 20, 2006. 2012 form 1040x You must have acquired the property by purchase (as discussed under Property Acquired by Purchase in chapter 2 ) after December 20, 2006, with no binding written contract for acquisition in effect before December 21, 2006. 2012 form 1040x The property must be placed in service for use in your trade or business or for the production of income after October 3, 2008, and before January 3, 2013. 2012 form 1040x Note. 2012 form 1040x For property placed in service after January 2, 2013, and before January 1, 2014, you can take a 50% special depreciation allowance for qualified second generation biofuel plant property that is used solely in the United States to produce second generation biofuel (as defined in section 40(b)(6)(E)). 2012 form 1040x The other requirements for qualified second generation biofuel plant property to be eligible for the special depreciation allowance are identical to the requirements discussed for Qualified Cellulosic Biofuel Plant Property above. 2012 form 1040x Special Rules Sale-leaseback. 2012 form 1040x   If you sold qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property you placed in service after October 3, 2008, and leased it back within 3 months after you originally placed it in service, the property is treated as originally placed in service no earlier than the date it is used by you under the leaseback. 2012 form 1040x   The property will not qualify for the special allowance if the lessee or a related person to the lessee or lessor had a written binding contract in effect for the acquisition of the property before December 21, 2006. 2012 form 1040x Syndicated leasing transactions. 2012 form 1040x   If qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property is originally placed in service by a lessor after October 3, 2008, the property is sold within 3 months of the date it was placed in service, and the user of the property does not change, then the property is treated as originally placed in service by the taxpayer no earlier than the date of the last sale. 2012 form 1040x   Multiple units of property subject to the same lease will be treated as originally placed in service no earlier than the date of sale if the property is sold within 3 months after the final unit is placed in service and the period between the times the first and last units are placed in service does not exceed 12 months. 2012 form 1040x Excepted Property Qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property does not include any of the following. 2012 form 1040x Property placed in service and disposed of in the same tax year. 2012 form 1040x Property converted from business use to personal use in the same tax year it is acquired. 2012 form 1040x Property converted from personal use to business use in the same or later tax year may be qualified cellulosic biomass ethanol plant property. 2012 form 1040x Property required to be depreciated using the Alternative Depreciation System (ADS). 2012 form 1040x For other property required to be depreciated using ADS, see Required use of ADS under Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies , in chapter 4 . 2012 form 1040x Property any portion of which is financed with the proceeds of any obligation the interest on which is exempt from tax under section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code. 2012 form 1040x Property for which you elected not to claim any special depreciation allowance (discussed later). 2012 form 1040x Property for which a deduction was taken under section 179C for certain qualified refinery property. 2012 form 1040x Other bonus depreciation property to which section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code applies. 2012 form 1040x Qualified Disaster Assistance Property You can take a 50% special depreciation allowance for qualified disaster assistance property placed in service in federally declared disaster areas in which the disaster occurred in 2009. 2012 form 1040x A list of the federally declared disaster areas is available at the FEMA website at www. 2012 form 1040x fema. 2012 form 1040x gov. 2012 form 1040x Your property is qualified disaster assistance property if it meets the following requirements. 2012 form 1040x The property is nonresidential real property or residential real property placed in service before January 1, 2014, in a federally declared disaster area in which the disaster occurred in 2009. 2012 form 1040x You must have acquired the property by purchase (as discussed under Property Acquired by Purchase in chapter 2 ) on or after the applicable disaster date, with no binding written contract for the acquisition in effect before the applicable disaster date. 2012 form 1040x The property must rehabilitate property damaged, or replace property destroyed or condemned, as a result of the applicable federally declared disaster. 2012 form 1040x The property must be similar in nature to, and located in the same county as, the rehabilitated or replaced property. 2012 form 1040x The original use of the property within the applicable disaster area must have begun with you on or after the applicable disaster date. 2012 form 1040x The property is placed in service by you on or before the date which is the last day of the fourth calendar year. 2012 form 1040x Substantially all (80% or more) of the use of the property must be in the active conduct of your trade or business in a federally declared disaster area, occurring in 2009. 2012 form 1040x It is not excepted property (explained later in Excepted Property ). 2012 form 1040x Special Rules Sale-leaseback. 2012 form 1040x   If you sold qualified disaster assistance property you placed in service after the applicable disaster date and leased it back within 3 months after you originally placed it in service, the property is treated as originally placed in service no earlier than the date it is used by you under the leaseback. 2012 form 1040x   The property will not qualify for the special allowance if the lessee or a related person to the lessee or lessor had a written binding contract in effect for the acquisition of the property before the applicable disaster date. 2012 form 1040x Syndicated leasing transactions. 2012 form 1040x   If qualified disaster assistance property is originally placed in service by a lessor after the applicable disaster date, the property is sold within 3 months of the date it was placed in service, and the user of the property does not change, then the property is treated as originally placed in service by the taxpayer no earlier than the date of the last sale. 2012 form 1040x   Multiple units of property subject to the same lease will be treated as originally placed in service no earlier than the date of sale if the property is sold within 3 months after the final unit is placed in service and the period between the times the first and last units are placed in service does not exceed 12 months. 2012 form 1040x Excepted Property Qualified disaster assistance property does not include any of the following. 2012 form 1040x Property required to be depreciated using the Alternative Depreciation System (ADS). 2012 form 1040x For other property required to be depreciated using ADS, see Required use of ADS under Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies , in chapter 4 . 2012 form 1040x Property any portion of which is financed with the proceeds of a tax-exempt obligation under section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code. 2012 form 1040x Any qualified revitalization building (defined later) placed in service before January 1, 2010, for which you have elected to claim a commercial revitalization deduction for qualified revitalization expenditures. 2012 form 1040x Any property used in connection with any private or commercial golf course, country club, massage parlor, hot tub facility, suntan facility, or any store, the principal business of which is the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption off premises. 2012 form 1040x Any property for which the special allowance under section 168(k) or section 1400N(d) of the Internal Revenue Code applies. 2012 form 1040x Property for which you elected not to claim any special depreciation allowance (discussed later). 2012 form 1040x Property placed in service and disposed of in the same tax year. 2012 form 1040x Property converted from business use to personal use in the same tax year acquired. 2012 form 1040x Property converted from personal use to business use in the same or later tax year may be qualified disaster assistance property. 2012 form 1040x Any gambling or animal racing property (defined later). 2012 form 1040x Qualified revitalization building. 2012 form 1040x   This is a commercial building and its structural components that you placed in service in a renewal community before January 1, 2010. 2012 form 1040x If the building is new, the original use of the building must begin with you. 2012 form 1040x If the building is not new, you must substantially rehabilitate the building and then place it in service. 2012 form 1040x For more information, including definitions of substantially rehabilitated building and qualified revitalization expenditure, see section 1400I(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. 2012 form 1040x Gambling or animal racing property. 2012 form 1040x   Gambling or animal racing property includes the following personal and real property. 2012 form 1040x Any equipment, furniture, software, or other property used directly in connection with gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing. 2012 form 1040x Any real property determined by square footage (other than any portion that is less than 100 square feet) that is dedicated to gambling, the racing of animals, or the on-site viewing of such racing. 2012 form 1040x Certain Qualified Property Acquired After December 31, 2007 You can take a 50% special depreciation deduction allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007. 2012 form 1040x Your property is qualified property if it meets the following requirements. 2012 form 1040x It is one of the following types of property. 2012 form 1040x Tangible property depreciated under MACRS with a recovery period of 20 years or less. 2012 form 1040x Water utility property. 2012 form 1040x Computer software that is readily available for purchase by the general public, is subject to a nonexclusive license, and has not been substantially modified. 2012 form 1040x (The cost of some computer software is treated as part of the cost of hardware and is depreciated under MACRS. 2012 form 1040x ) Qualified leasehold improvement property (defined under Qualified leasehold improvement property later). 2012 form 1040x You must have acquired the property after December 31, 2007, with no binding written contract for the acquisition in effect before January 1, 2008. 2012 form 1040x The property must be placed in service for use in your trade or business or for the production of income before January 1, 2014 (before January 1, 2015, for certain property with a long production period and certain aircraft (defined next)). 2012 form 1040x The original use of the property must begin with you after December 31, 2007. 2012 form 1040x It is not excepted property (explained later in Excepted property). 2012 form 1040x Qualified leasehold improvement property. 2012 form 1040x    Generally, this is any improvement to an interior part of a building that is nonresidential real property, if all the following requirements are met. 2012 form 1040x The improvement is made under or according to a lease by the lessee (or any sublessee) or the lessor of that part of the building. 2012 form 1040x That part of the building is to be occupied exclusively by the lessee (or any sublessee) of that part. 2012 form 1040x The improvement is placed in service more than 3 years after the date the building was first placed in service by any person. 2012 form 1040x The improvement is section 1250 property. 2012 form 1040x See chapter 3 in Publication 544, Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets, for the definition of section 1250 property. 2012 form 1040x   However, a qualified leasehold improvement does not include any improvement for which the expenditure is attributable to any of the following. 2012 form 1040x The enlargement of the building. 2012 form 1040x Any elevator or escalator. 2012 form 1040x Any structural component benefiting a common area. 2012 form 1040x The internal structural framework of the building. 2012 form 1040x   Generally, a binding commitment to enter into a lease is treated as a lease and the parties to the commitment are treated as the lessor and lessee. 2012 form 1040x However, a lease between related persons is not treated as a lease. 2012 form 1040x Related persons. 2012 form 1040x   For this purpose, the following are related persons. 2012 form 1040x Members of an affiliated group. 2012 form 1040x An individual and a member of his or her family, including only a spouse, child, parent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, ancestor, and lineal descendant. 2012 form 1040x A corporation and an individual who directly or indirectly owns 80% or more of the value of the outstanding stock of that corporation. 2012 form 1040x Two corporations that are members of the same controlled group. 2012 form 1040x A trust fiduciary and a corporation if 80% or more of the value of the outstanding stock is directly or indirectly owned by or for the trust or grantor of the trust. 2012 form 1040x The grantor and fiduciary, and the fiduciary and beneficiary, of any trust. 2012 form 1040x The fiduciaries of two different trusts, and the fiduciaries and beneficiaries of two different trusts, if the same person is the grantor of both trusts. 2012 form 1040x A tax-exempt educational or charitable organization and any person (or, if that person is an individual, a member of that person's family) who directly or indirectly controls the organization. 2012 form 1040x Two S corporations, and an S corporation and a regular corporation, if the same persons own 80% or more of the value of the outstanding stock of each corporation. 2012 form 1040x A corporation and a partnership if the same persons own both of the following. 2012 form 1040x 80% or more of the value of the outstanding stock of the corporation. 2012 form 1040x 80% or more of the capital or profits interest in the partnership. 2012 form 1040x The executor and beneficiary of any estate. 2012 form 1040x Long Production Period Property To be qualified property, long production period property must meet the following requirements. 2012 form 1040x It must meet the requirements in (2)-(5), above. 2012 form 1040x The property has a recovery period of at least 10 years or is transportation property. 2012 form 1040x Transportation property is tangible personal property used in the trade or business of transporting persons or property. 2012 form 1040x The property is subject to section 263A of the Internal Revenue Code. 2012 form 1040x The property has an estimated production period exceeding 1 year and an estimated production cost exceeding $1,000,000. 2012 form 1040x Noncommercial Aircraft To be qualified property, noncommercial aircraft must meet the following requirements. 2012 form 1040x It must meet the requirements in (2)-(5), above. 2012 form 1040x The aircraft must not be tangible personal property used in the trade or business of transporting persons or property (except for agricultural or firefighting purposes). 2012 form 1040x The aircraft must be purchased (as discussed under Property Acquired by Purchase in chapter 2 ) by a purchaser who at the time of the contract for purchase, makes a nonrefundable deposit of the lesser of 10% of the cost or $100,000. 2012 form 1040x The aircraft must have an estimated production period exceeding four months and a cost exceeding $200,000. 2012 form 1040x Special Rules Sale-leaseback. 2012 form 1040x   If you sold qualified property you placed in service after December 31, 2007, and leased it back within 3 months after you originally placed in service, the property is treated as originally placed in service no earlier than the date it is used by you under the leaseback. 2012 form 1040x   The property will not qualify for the special depreciation allowance if the lessee or a related person to the lessee or lessor had a written binding contract in effect for the acquisition of the property before January 1, 2008. 2012 form 1040x Syndicated leasing transactions. 2012 form 1040x   If qualified property is originally placed in service by a lessor after December 31, 2007, the property is sold within 3 months of the date it was placed in service, and the user of the property does not change, then the property is treated as originally placed in service by the taxpayer no earlier than the date of the last sale. 2012 form 1040x   Multiple units of property subject to the same lease will be treated as originally placed in service no earlier than the date of the last sale if the property is sold within 3 months after the final unit is placed in service and the period between the time the first and last units are placed in service does not exceed 12 months. 2012 form 1040x Excepted Property Qualified property does not include any of the following. 2012 form 1040x Property placed in service and disposed of in the same tax year. 2012 form 1040x Property converted from business use to personal use in the same tax year acquired. 2012 form 1040x Property converted from personal use to business use in the same or later tax year may be qualified property. 2012 form 1040x Property required to be depreciated under the Alternative Depreciation System (ADS). 2012 form 1040x This includes listed property used 50% or less in a qualified business use. 2012 form 1040x For other property required to be depreciated using ADS, see Required use of ADS under Which Depreciation System (GDS or ADS) Applies , in chapter 4 . 2012 form 1040x Qualified restaurant property (as defined in section 168(e)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code). 2012 form 1040x Qualified retail improvement property (as defined in section 168(e)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code). 2012 form 1040x Property for which you elected not to claim any special depreciation allowance (discussed later). 2012 form 1040x Property for which you elected to accelerate certain credits in lieu of the special depreciation allowance (discussed next). 2012 form 1040x Election to Accelerate Certain Credits in Lieu of the Special Depreciation Allowance An election made by a corporation to claim pre-2006 unused minimum tax credits in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for either its first tax year ending after March 31, 2008, its first tax year ending after December 31, 2008, or its first tax year ending after December 31, 2010, continues to apply to round 2 extension property (as defined in section 168(k)(4)(I)(iv)), unless the corporation made an election not to apply the section 168(k)(4) election to round 2 extension property for its first tax year ending after December 31, 2010. 2012 form 1040x For 2013, round 2 extension property generally is long production period and noncommercial aircraft if acquired after March 31, 2008, and placed in service after December 31, 2012, but before January 1, 2014. 2012 form 1040x An election made by a corporation to claim pre-2006 unused minimum tax credits in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for either its first tax year ending after March 31, 2008, its first tax year ending after December 31, 2008, or its first tax year ending after December 31, 2010, continues to apply to round 3 extension property (as defined in section 168(k)(4)(J)(iv)), unless the corporation makes an election not to apply the section 168(k)(4) election to round 3 extension property. 2012 form 1040x If a corporation did not make a section 168(k)(4) election for either its first tax year ending after March 31, 2008, its first tax year ending after December 31, 2008, or its first tax year ending after December 31, 2010, the corporation may elect for its first tax year ending after December 31, 2012, to claim pre-2006 unused minimum tax credits in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for only round 3 extension property. 2012 form 1040x If you make an election to accelerate these credits in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for eligible property, you must not take the 50% special depreciation allowance for the property and must depreciate the basis in the property under MACRS using the straight line method. 2012 form 1040x See Which Depreciation Method Applies in chapter 4 . 2012 form 1040x Once made, the election cannot be revoked without IRS consent. 2012 form 1040x Additional guidance. 2012 form 1040x   For additional guidance on the election to accelerate the research or minimum tax credit in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance, see Rev. 2012 form 1040x Proc. 2012 form 1040x 2008-65 on page 1082 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-44, available at www. 2012 form 1040x irs. 2012 form 1040x gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb08-44. 2012 form 1040x pdf, Rev. 2012 form 1040x Proc. 2012 form 1040x 2009-16 on page 449 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2009-06, available at www. 2012 form 1040x irs. 2012 form 1040x gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb09-06. 2012 form 1040x pdf, and Rev. 2012 form 1040x Proc. 2012 form 1040x 2009-33 on page 150 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2009-29, available at www. 2012 form 1040x irs. 2012 form 1040x gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb09-29. 2012 form 1040x pdf. 2012 form 1040x Also, see Form 3800, General Business Credit; Form 8827, Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax — Corporations; and related instructions. 2012 form 1040x   Additional guidance regarding the election to accelerate the minimum tax credit in lieu of claiming the special depreciation allowance for round 2 extension property and round 3 extension property may also be available in later Internal Revenue Bulletins available at www. 2012 form 1040x irs. 2012 form 1040x gov/irb. 2012 form 1040x How Much Can You Deduct? Figure the special depreciation allowance by multiplying the depreciable basis of qualified reuse and recycling property, qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property, qualified disaster assistance property, and certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007, by 50%. 2012 form 1040x For qualified property other than listed property, enter the special allowance on line 14 in Part II of Form 4562. 2012 form 1040x For qualified property that is listed property, enter the special allowance on line 25 in Part V of Form 4562. 2012 form 1040x If you place qualified property in service in a short tax year, you can take the full amount of a special depreciation allowance. 2012 form 1040x Depreciable basis. 2012 form 1040x   This is the property's cost or other basis multiplied by the percentage of business/investment use, reduced by the total amount of any credits and deductions allocable to the property. 2012 form 1040x   The following are examples of some credits and deductions that reduce depreciable basis. 2012 form 1040x Any section 179 deduction. 2012 form 1040x Any deduction for removal of barriers to the disabled and the elderly. 2012 form 1040x Any disabled access credit, enhanced oil recovery credit, and credit for employer-provided childcare facilities and services. 2012 form 1040x Basis adjustment to investment credit property under section 50(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. 2012 form 1040x   For additional credits and deductions that affect basis, see section 1016 of the Internal Revenue Code. 2012 form 1040x   For information about how to determine the cost or other basis of property, see What Is the Basis of Your Depreciable Property in chapter 1 . 2012 form 1040x For a discussion of business/investment use, see Partial business or investment use under Property Used in Your Business or Income-Producing Activity in chapter 1 . 2012 form 1040x Depreciating the remaining cost. 2012 form 1040x   After you figure your special depreciation allowance for your qualified property, you can use the remaining cost to figure your regular MACRS depreciation deduction (discussed in chapter 4 . 2012 form 1040x Therefore, you must reduce the depreciable basis of the property by the special depreciation allowance before figuring your regular MACRS depreciation deduction. 2012 form 1040x Example. 2012 form 1040x On November 1, 2013, Tom Brown bought and placed in service in his business qualified property that cost $450,000. 2012 form 1040x He did not elect to claim a section 179 deduction. 2012 form 1040x He deducts 50% of the cost ($225,000) as a special depreciation allowance for 2013. 2012 form 1040x He uses the remaining $225,000 of cost to figure his regular MACRS depreciation deduction for 2013 and later years. 2012 form 1040x Like-kind exchanges and involuntary conversions. 2012 form 1040x   If you acquire qualified property in a like-kind exchange or involuntary conversion, the carryover basis of the acquired property is eligible for a special depreciation allowance. 2012 form 1040x After you figure your special allowance, you can use the remaining carryover basis to figure your regular MACRS depreciation deduction. 2012 form 1040x In the year you claim the allowance (the year you place in service the property received in the exchange or dispose of involuntarily converted property), you must reduce the carryover basis of the property by the allowance before figuring your regular MACRS depreciation deduction. 2012 form 1040x See Figuring the Deduction for Property Acquired in a Nontaxable Exchange , in chapter 4 under How Is the Depreciation Deduction Figured . 2012 form 1040x The excess basis (the part of the acquired property's basis that exceeds its carryover basis) is also eligible for a special depreciation allowance. 2012 form 1040x How Can You Elect Not To Claim an Allowance? You can elect, for any class of property, not to deduct any special allowances for all property in such class placed in service during the tax year. 2012 form 1040x To make an election, attach a statement to your return indicating what election you are making and the class of property for which you are making the election. 2012 form 1040x When to make election. 2012 form 1040x   Generally, you must make the election on a timely filed tax return (including extensions) for the year in which you place the property in service. 2012 form 1040x   However, if you timely filed your return for the year without making the election, you can still make the election by filing an amended return within 6 months of the due date of the original return (not including extensions). 2012 form 1040x Attach the election statement to the amended return. 2012 form 1040x On the amended return, write “Filed pursuant to section 301. 2012 form 1040x 9100-2. 2012 form 1040x ” Revoking an election. 2012 form 1040x   Once you elect not to deduct a special depreciation allowance for a class of property, you cannot revoke the election without IRS consent. 2012 form 1040x A request to revoke the election is a request for a letter ruling. 2012 form 1040x If you elect not to have any special allowance apply, the property may be subject to an alternative minimum tax adjustment for depreciation. 2012 form 1040x When Must You Recapture an Allowance? When you dispose of property for which you claimed a special depreciation allowance, any gain on the disposition is generally recaptured (included in income) as ordinary income up to the amount of the special depreciation allowance previously allowed or allowable. 2012 form 1040x See When Do You Recapture MACRS Depreciation in chapter 4 or more information. 2012 form 1040x Recapture of allowance deducted for qualified GO Zone property. 2012 form 1040x   If, in any year after the year you claim the special depreciation allowance for qualified GO Zone property (including specified GO Zone extension property), the property ceases to be used in the GO Zone, you may have to recapture as ordinary income the excess benefit you received from claiming the special depreciation allowance. 2012 form 1040x For additional guidance, see Notice 2008-25 on page 484 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-9. 2012 form 1040x Qualified cellulosic biomass ethanol plant property and qualified cellulosic biofuel plant property. 2012 form 1040x   If, in any year after the year you claim the special depreciation allowance for any qualified cellulosic biomass ethanol plant property or qualified biofuel plant property, the property ceases to be qualified cellulosic biomass ethanol plant property or qualified biofuel plant property, you may have to recapture as ordinary income the excess benefit you received from claiming the special depreciation allowance. 2012 form 1040x Recapture of allowance for qualified Recovery Assistance property. 2012 form 1040x   If, in any year after the year you claim the special depreciation allowance for qualified Recovery Assistance property, the property ceases to be used in the Kansas disaster area, you may have to recapture as ordinary income the excess benefit you received from claiming the special depreciation allowance. 2012 form 1040x For additional guidance, see Notice 2008-67 on page 307 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-32. 2012 form 1040x Recapture of allowance for qualified disaster assistance property. 2012 form 1040x   If, in any year after the year you claim the special depreciation allowance for qualified disaster assistance property, the property ceases to be used in the applicable disaster area, you may have to recapture as ordinary income the excess benefit you received from claiming the special depreciation allowance. 2012 form 1040x   For additional guidance, see Notice 2008-67 on page 307 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2008-32. 2012 form 1040x Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications