Q: Can I depreciate the machines at all?
A: If the following qualifications are met, the answer is yes. SEE BELOW:
You can depreciate most types of tangible property (except land), such as buildings, machinery, vehicles, furniture, and equipment. You also can depreciate certain intangible property, such as patents, copyrights, and computer software.
To be depreciable, the property must meet all the following requirements.
It must be property you own.
It must be used in your business or income-producing activity.
It must have a determinable useful life.
It must be expected to last more than one year.
Refer to IRS Pub 946 for more detailed information regarding depreciation.
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