What the temporary regulations did clarify (which has been the rule since 1986) is that a taxpayer must amortize leasehold improvements under the cost recovery provisions of the Internal Revenue Code applicable to the improvements without regard to the term of the lease.
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LI stands for Leasehold Improvements (taxation, accounting)
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Permanent federal law requires leasehold improvements to be depreciated over a 39-year period.
The company said it amortized certain leasehold improvements on one of its properties over a period that exceeded the lease term, causing a cumulative understatement of leasehold amortization expense of $410,000 as of Dec.
If your company doesn't require a loan or other financing to construct its initial leasehold improvements, you should nonetheless make every effort to negotiate a financeable ground lease in order to give you sufficient flexibility to use its leasehold interest and leasehold improvements to obtain financing at a later date.
If the proceeds are used for qualified construction of leasehold improvements to the space, the cash or rent reduction will not be included in the tenant's gross income.
On November 25, 1997, Tax Executives Institute filed comments with the Department of Finance proposing a legislative change in respect of the treatment of capital cost allowances (CCA) for leasehold improvements (Class 13 assets).
Build-Out Allowances The tax treatment of leasehold improvements generally depends on which party pays for and owns the improvements.