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Depreciation Deductions: Passenger Cars & Light Trucks, Vans and SUVs

Assuming that a taxpayer does not use the IRS standard mileage deduction, for qualifying vehicles used for business purposes and placed in service in 2009 or 2010, taxpayers may deduct various costs including depreciation, registration fees, insurance, and many others under the actual expense method. This article will examine depreciation deductions for certain categories of […]

Business Tax Planning Lawyers: When to Schedule a Review with Your Business Tax Lawyer

While the exact schedule of your business tax planning reviews may often depend on the exact nature of your business, I want to point out in this article certain events which should trigger a review of your tax strategies by a Minnesota business tax lawyer. A. Business Formation A review of your business tax strategies […]

Office of Administrative Hearings: Sources of Procedure and Procedural Rights

If you appealed your business license denial and your case is pending effectively in the Office of Administrative Hearings, it is essential to understand the procedural rules of this administrative court as well as your procedural rights. This means that you and/or your attorney must have a good understanding of the sources of the administrative […]

Section 179 Deduction for SUVs and Certain Other Vehicles

Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers to purchase certain types of vehicles for business purposes and write off the cost. Specifically, taxpayers may expense up to $25,000 of the cost of any “heavy” SUV, pickup or van placed into service during the tax year, and used for over 50% for business purposes. […]