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Business interest deduction

My business partnership purchased a piece of equipment in 2018. With the new tax laws changing, I understand that I can write off the whole price. However I am on an installment plan for 5 years, can I write the whole interest on the item or just what interest I pay each year?
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Employee Tax Expert

Business interest deduction

You cannot deduct the whole interest amount. 

If your partnership is on the cash basis, you can deduct only the interest you actually paid. If your business is under the accrual method, you can deduct only the interest amount that has accrued during the tax year. 

Level 2

Business interest deduction

Okay. That is what I thought. I just wanted to make sure. Thank You!

Employee Tax Expert

Business interest deduction

My pleasure, Good luck in 2019!