Tax Talk Today Features IRS and Tax Pros Presenting, “Depreciation and Amortization: It’s Only a Matter of Time”

WASHINGTON--()--Tax Talk Today®, an online series of webcasts educating tax professionals on current and critical tax issues, announced the topic for its May program, Depreciation and Amortization: It’s Only a Matter of Time. The Live webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2 - 3:40 PM ET (2 CPE Credits).

Alan Pinck, EA, Lois Deitrich, CPA, James (Jim) R. Adelman, EA, Chris Hardy, EA, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU® will provide information on determining basis for depreciation, discuss expense elections under Section 179 and explain the Modified-Accelerated-Cost-Recovery-System (MACRS). Panelists will also provide updated information on amortization allowances. Complete program description.

The broadcast will be Archived for 12-months for viewers who are unable to watch Live or wish to complete a QAS Self-Study CPE program. Viewers earn 3 CPEs for completing this program and may email questions before and during the Live program.

Program Outline

Basis for Depreciation

  • Capital cost vs. deductible expense
  • Application of IRS regulations

Expense Election under Section 179

  • Eligible property
  • Dollar limitation
  • Investment limitation
  • Taxable income limitation
  • Qualified real property


  • Recovery periods and methods
  • Conventions
  • Limitations on autos, trucks, SUVs, and vans
  • Listed property
  • Bonus depreciation
  • Depreciation recapture

Amortization Allowances

  • Start-up and organizational costs
  • Section 197 intangibles
  • Safe-harbor for self-created intangibles
  • Architectural and transportation barriers
  • Other amortization provisions

Viewers needing Continuing Professional Education credit can take advantage of a Tax Talk Today subscription price of $270.00 or $18.00/credit for 15 CPE credits, which includes all 7 programs. Up to 27 CPE credits can be purchased. Tax Talk Today is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider.

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Lance Schmeidler, 202-559-9330