Alabama 2010: Special Depreciation Allowance for Business Assets prior to 9/9/2010
For tax year 2010, businesses could claim a “special depreciation allowance” deduction on assets acquired in 2010. If the assets were placed in service prior to September 9, 2010, the deduction was 50% of the cost; if after September 8, 2010, the deduction was 100% of the cost.
Certain customers, who placed assets in service prior to September 9, 2010, may have received the 100% deduction instead of the correct 50% deduction and have an incorrect Alabama state tax return. The federal tax return is correct.
This issue has been fixed.
How to tell if you are impacted:
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed a 2010 Alabama tax return prior March 17, 2011 AND
- On your federal return, you entered business assets (large purchases) placed in service after December 31, 2009 and before September 9, 2010 AND
- You chose to take the “special depreciation allowance” for those assets on your federal tax return AND
- There is an amount for this allowance on your federal Form 4562, Part II, Line 14.
Note: The special allowance is also known as bonus depreciation.
If you are affected, you may have underpaid your Alabama tax. You will need to amend your Alabama tax return.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the Alabama– Special Depreciation Allowance prior to 9/9/2010.