Tax Strategies & Credits
What is IRS Form 3115 and how it is used if you are a Small Business Owner or Landlord?
You will probably have to file IRS Form 3115 on your 2014 return to comply with the new, retroactive repair and improvement regulations that became effective for 2014. Form 3115 allows you to make current year, 2014, expensing and capitalization adjustments for actions taken in the prior year that were not in compliance with the final regulations. Failure to do so can have serious repercussions if your expenses and depreciation are challenged in an audit.
If you have prepared your own return in the past and are unfamiliar with the new 200-page repair and improvement regulations, it may be appropriate for you to seek professional assistance in preparing your 2014 return. This would not be the year to rely on do-it-yourself software or big-box part-time preparers.
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