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Subject:  Re: Segmenting Assets to Accelerate Depreciation Date:  4/11/2008  4:03 PM
Author:  MarinBMWZ4 Number:  100221 of 127745

Say you have a SFH worth $500,000, and it's brand new, and you happen to know the costs of some of the assets within the home (carpet, stove, washer, dryer, refrigerator, fence, other 5 & 15 year assets etc...)

And assume you do your own taxes. Would you go through the trouble of separating them out and depreciating them separately? There are websites that are free and make it easy to do, I'm wondering why not everyone is using them.
That's exactly what I do. These items are on a different depreciation schedule, and faster, so the tax benefits accrue in my favor early on. Plus, these thing actually do need to be replaced.

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