Entering qualified real property section 179 expenses

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To enter section 179 expenses for qualified real property, perform the following steps.

  1. Open the desired client and, if necessary, click an activity folder.
  2. In the Asset List window, click the Add button to add a new asset, or highlight an existing asset and click the Modify button.
  3. If you are adding a new asset, enter the asset's description, date in service, and information for any of the association fields at the top of the Asset Detail dialog.
  4. In the Depreciation tab, enter the asset cost, including the section 179 expense amount, in the Cost/Basis field of the Tax column.
  5. Click the Method/Life Wizard Method/Life Wizard button button and select the appropriate qualified real property class: Leasehold improvement, Restaurant building improvement, or Retail improvement.
  6. Enter the expense amount in the Sec 179 Expense field of the Tax column.

Note: Qualified real property is eligible for section 179 only when the asset was placed in service in 2011 or later.

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