Companies buy, use, and sell many types of property as a part of business operations. The amount involved can be substantial as can be the tax implications.
Based on your readings for the module, respond to the following:
- Describe the purpose of depreciation (or cost recovery) deductions. Give an example of how it benefits a company.
- Describe the requirements to qualify for a nontaxable exchange of property.
- When might it be in the best interest of a company not to qualify for a nontaxable exchange treatment? Give an example to explain your answer.
Write your initial response in three to four paragraphs.