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We bought a tractor in 2016 for our equine business on a 5 year loan. How are we able to deduct this expense?

 
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We bought a tractor in 2016 for our equine business on a 5 year loan. How are we able to deduct this expense?

The tractor would be added as an asset and depreciated over its useful life under your business. The interest on the loan would be a deductible expense in the expense section of your business.

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We bought a tractor in 2016 for our equine business on a 5 year loan. How are we able to deduct this expense?

The tractor would be added as an asset and depreciated over its useful life under your business. The interest on the loan would be a deductible expense in the expense section of your business.

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We bought a tractor in 2016 for our equine business on a 5 year loan. How are we able to deduct this expense?

@PaulaM I would claim the full price, ie $40,000, of the tractor as a 179 asset even though I have a loan on the tractor for a given period of time and my actual expenses, ie $2500, were less in 2019 than the full price being claimed? Thanks!

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We bought a tractor in 2016 for our equine business on a 5 year loan. How are we able to deduct this expense?

Yes, for your taxes, you would depreciate any business assets with a usable life of more than one year (or expense using 179 to deduct more early on).  You can also deduct any interest paid on the note as a business interest expense for each year separately.

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