Unpacking The New Temporary Rules For Bonus Depreciation

Law360 (September 12, 2018, 4:57 PM EDT) -- Last year, the federal government enacted the most substantial tax reform legislation since 1986, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Of the many business-friendly changes, the amendments to Section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code allowing immediate expensing for certain business assets should lower the cost of certain investments and increase the liquidity of investing companies by reducing overall tax liability.

The new law, however, left many questions to be resolved by regulations. On Aug. 3, 2018, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations implementing amendments to Section 168(k)...

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