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Section 179 on a Fiduciary Return

PXDeAngelis
Level 2

I do not see where to elect out of 179 on a 1041.

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sjrcpa
Level 15

There is a difference between 100% bonus depreciation and Section 179 depreciation.

Estates and trusts cannot claim the 179 deduction.

Ergo, I believe you are getting bonus depreciation and want to elect out.


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sjrcpa
Level 15

179 itself is an election.

Do you mean elect out of bonus depreciation?


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George4Tacks
Level 15

There is an input for Special depreciation allowance: 1=yes, 2=no [O] This is secret code for what I think you are asking about, also known as Bonus Depreciation. 


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PXDeAngelis
Level 2

I tried that and am still getting the 179 deduction. 

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sjrcpa
Level 15

There is a difference between 100% bonus depreciation and Section 179 depreciation.

Estates and trusts cannot claim the 179 deduction.

Ergo, I believe you are getting bonus depreciation and want to elect out.


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PXDeAngelis
Level 2

Thank you. I missed a checkbox. 

George4Tacks
Level 15

Where are you see the 179 deduction? On the depreciation Schedule? i.e. 179/SDA? or are you seeing in on the Form 4562, line 6 or are you maybe seeing it on line 14?

You really need to make a concerted effort to get 179. You must make an entry to get that.

You really need to make a concerted effort NOT to get SDA. You must make an entry to make it go away.  


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PXDeAngelis
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Thank you. I was seeing it on the depreciation schedule, since the 4562 is not yet available. The column was SDA/179 and since it was for the entire amount of the asset I mistook it for 179.