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Facing owing the IRS close to a million dollars what can I do in the way of a purchase to avoid some of this taxation

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If you currently own a business you could take advantage of section 179 which would allow you to possible take a current year deduction of up to $500,000 for business expenses that you place into service during the current year such as equipment.

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Additionally, if you have not already done so, I would recommend fully funding a SEP IRA.

Contributions an employer can make to an employee's SEP-IRA cannot exceed the lesser of:

  1. 25% of the employee's compensation, or
  2. $55,000 for 2018 ($54,000 for 2017)

Below is information directly from IRS.Gov concerning Section 179

"The maximum amount you can elect to deduct for most section 179 property you placed in service in tax years beginning in 2016 is $500,000"

"To claim depreciation on property, you must use it in your business or income-producing activity. If you use property to produce income (investment use), the income must be taxable. You cannot depreciate property that you use solely for personal activities."

https://www.irs.gov/publications/p946#en_US_2016_publink1000107308

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