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Sect. 2031: Increase in amount allowed as deduction for start-up expenditures in 2010 - Emil Estafanous, CPA : Emil Estafanous, CPA

Sect. 2031: Increase in amount allowed as deduction for start-up expenditures in 2010

For taxpayers starting an active trade or business, the new law increases the amount the taxpayer is allowed to elect as a deduction for start-up expenditures under section 195(b) for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2009. Section 2031 allows up to $10,000 as a deduction for start-up expenditures, but requires a dollar-for-dollar reduction of the $10,000 deduction if startup expenditures exceed $60,000. This expense should be claimed as an “Other Deduction” on business returns, such as the Form 1120, 1120S or 1065, or as an “Other Expense” on the Schedules C or F of the Form 1040. The remainder of any start-up expenditures, not deducted under section 195(b), can be amortized ratably over 180 months on Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization.

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