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Subject:  Segmenting Assets to Accelerate Depreciation De Date:  4/7/2008  8:49 PM
Author:  RealTaxTips Number:  100078 of 121259

Rental property is typically depreciated using a straight line over 27.5 years.

It's better to separate property assets by class life and segment the deductions - this will accelerate depreciation deductions - and for most investors, money now is more valueable than money later.

Do investors typically do this?

If they don't, why do you think that is?

Is it a hassle? Does it cost too much? Do they simply not know? Are they afraid?

I'm curious to hear what people have to say....
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