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We are building a barn for our vineyard; the basic structure

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We are building a barn for our vineyard; the basic structure will be completed soon. We will be adding furniture to a living area (kitchen equipment, and beds), work benches, lighting fixtures, vineyard related equipment (crusher, press, buckets, etc.). Will any of the above not qualify for deduction under Sec 179 (total expected to under $500,000 in 2016). Also, we will be doing some landscaping around the barn; will this qualify under Sec 179.
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Parts of this will qualify for section 179 expense treatment. The items that would be included in section 179 expense are kitchen equipment (refrigerator, stove, etc.), work benches, vineyard related equipment (crusher, press, buckets, etc.)

The lighting fixtures and the construction of the barn would not qualify for section 179 treatment. Of course you would need to meet the other qualifications to be able to claim the expense.

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