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Auto Rules - Mini CourseCode: 22-AUTO2
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Course description and objectives:
Operating costs for vehicles used in the course of a taxpayer's business are deductible. Thus, when taxpayers use their vehicles in their businesses or employment, they can deduct that portion of the cost of operating their vehicle. Such costs that can be deducted are property taxes that are paid on their vehicle if deductions are itemized on Schedule A. This mini-course reviews apportionment of personal and business use, the actual cost method and the standard mileage method, and expensing. Moreover, this presentation informs practitioners about topics such as the benefits and costs of leasing versus owning, and working condition fringe benefits.
- Identify and implement various tax vehicle depreciation (sec 168) and expensing (sec 179) methods describing their requirements and limitations under MACRS and make basis, business use and deduction computations.
- Explain the predominate business use rule emphasizing the result of less than 50% qualified business use, name the pros and cons of auto leasing and calculate monthly lease payments indicating what factors affect payments so clients may financially analyze leasing and know common leasing terms.
- Review items included under the standard mileage method distinguishing items that may be separately deducted, determine the taxable fringe benefit value of an employer provided automobile using the general and special valuation methods ands list several qualified nonpersonal use vehicles discussing what reporting standards apply.
Presentation Method: QAS Self-Study
CPE credit: 2 Hours
Program Level: Update
Advance Preparation: None
Exam expiration date: Participants must submit exams for grading within one year from the date of purchase