Back in Boston, Steve has been busy creating and managing

Back in Boston, Steve has been busy creating and managing

Back in Boston, Steve has been busy creating and managing his new company, Teton Mountaineering (TM), which is based out of a small town in Wyoming. In the process of doing so, TM has acquired various types of assets. Below is a list of assets acquired during 2016: Exhibit 10-8 (Use MACRS Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, Table 4 and Table 5.) (Round intermediate calculations and final answer to the nearest whole dollar amount.)
Asset Cost Date Placed in Service
Office furniture $ 10,000 02/03/2016
Machinery 560,000 07/22/2016
Used delivery truck* 15,000 08/17/2016

* Not considered a luxury automobile, thus not subject to the luxury automobile limitations.

During 2016, TM had huge success (and had no §179 limitations) and Steve acquired more assets the next year to increase its production capacity. These are the assets acquired during 2017:
Date Placed
Asset Cost in Service
Computers & info. system $ 40,000 03/31/2017
Luxury auto† 80,000 05/26/2017
Assembly equipment 475,000 08/15/2017
Storage building 400,000 11/13/2017

†Used 100% for business purposes.

TM generated taxable income in 2017 of $732,500 for purposes of computing the §179 expense.

Comprehensive Problem 10-75 Part a, b, c and d

a. Compute the maximum 2016 depreciation deductions including §179 expense (ignoring bonus depreciation).

b. Compute the maximum 2017 depreciation deductions including §179 expense (ignoring bonus depreciation). (Use the 2016 form 4562 if the 2017 form is not available.)

c. Compute the maximum 2017 depreciation deductions including §179 expense, but now assume that Steve would like to take bonus depreciation on the 2017 assets.

d. Ignoring part c, now assume that during 2017, Steve decides to buy a competitor’s assets for a purchase price of $350,000. Compute the maximum 2017 cost recovery including §179 expense (ignoring bonus depreciation). Steve purchased the following assets for the lump-sum purchase price.
Date Placed
Asset Cost in Service
Inventory $ 20,000 09/15/2017
Office furniture 30,000 09/15/2017
Machinery 50,000 09/15/2017
Patent 98,000 09/15/2017
Goodwill 2,000 09/15/2017
Building 130,000 09/15/2017
Land 20,000 09/15/2017
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