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Schedule E Question #1:
I'm not to sure how to categorize property (carpet) that was taken out of service (think "pet odors") while it was still under depreciation. Should I continue the depreciation, expense the remaining cost basis, or is it considered a capital loss (which I think would mean I have no deduction since there is a threshold for capital losses).

Schedule E Question #2:
Regarding Section 179, do I have to file the return by the due date in order to use Section 179 depreciation? What about time under extensions? Or if I filed after the extension (I was a little behind last year!)?

Schedule C:
I'm self employed and spend time out of town for the business... can I use a per-diem for meals instead of actual? I thought I could but couldn't anything in the instructions regarding this.

Any insights greatly appreciated!

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