Client is opening up a retail business for both medical & recreational use. In 2019 purchased a building & is remodeling to comply with the area ordinance. Paid the state application fee, also the township application fee plus property taxes plus some attorney fees. Formed a LLC also. Can they deduct any of these expenses on a Schedule C for 2019 even thos they had no income or what can be done with these expenses, also can they take depreciation
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You can't deduct business expenses before you have a functioning business. If they didn't start business operations until 2020, you can't do any deducting until then.
Cannabis returns are a unique animal and have many different rules...some tax office's specialize in this niche market.....you may want to consider if this is the right type of client for your office...it will take much more education from you to understand what needs to be done and what can't be done.
Im in CA and its just so common here, I forget that its still illegal for federal purpses!
"purchased a building & is remodeling to comply with the area ordinance."
None of that is deductible. It is part of Basis = improvements.
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