E-Deductions - Auto Rules

E-Deductions - Auto Rules
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Price: $29.99
Credits: 2
Prerequisite: N/A
Level: N/A
Model: MT004
Author: Danny Santucci
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Taxes
Format: PDF

2 Credits

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.

Learning Assignment & Objectives

As a result of studying the assigned materials, you should be able to meet the objectives listed below.


At the start of the materials, participants should identify the following topics for study:

  • Apportionment of personal & business use
  • Deduction limitations using actual cost method
  • Expensing - §179
  • Predominate business use rule
  • Auto leasing
  • Standard mileage method
  • Auto trade-in vs. sale
  • Employer-provided automobile
  • Nonpersonal use vehicle
  • Reporting of employer-provided automobile

Learning Objectives

After reading the materials, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and implement various tax vehicle depreciation (§168) and expensing (§179) methods describing their requirements and limitations under MACRS and make basis, business use and deduction computations.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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