Section 263(a)

A section of the Internal Revenue Code dealing with capital expenditures related to real estate and the corresponding improvements. In general any purchase for real estate that has some future benefit to the business is capitalized and not expendable in the current tax year.

Capitalization of Overhead in Construction – Section 263(a)

Capitalization of Overhead

There are two exceptions allowed for small business residential contractors to escape the requirements of Section 263(a) - Capitalization of Overhead. The first is the $10,000,000 in sales per year threshold. The second exception is allowed for contractors that build residential homes and are able to complete the contract within two years.

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Capital Expenditures – IRS Definition

The Internal Revenue Service uses a complex definition to identify capital expenditures (assets).  A capital expenditure is not deductible as an expense in the tax year purchased; the taxpayer or entity must use depreciation, amortization or depletion to obtain deductible value on the entity’s return.  This article is an introduction to the Internal Revenue Service’s...

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