Navigating Form 4562: Your Complete Guide to Depreciation and Amortization

Webinar: ID# 1013159
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Businesses often make considerable investments in capital expenditures. While most expenses must be capitalized and deducted over time, the methods and lives can vary greatly. Improper classifications or elections can result in overstated net income and put companies at risk for the permanent loss of depreciation deductions.

This live webinar is designed to assist those responsible for the proper recording of depreciation and amortization to understand the different methods and lives, elections, special circumstances regarding autos and other listed property, recapture and alternative minimum tax issues. In addition, we will also address the current bonus depreciation rules and Section 179 limitations.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to define Section 179.
  • You will be able to describe Bonus Depreciation.
  • You will be able to discuss Section 197 intangibles.
  • You will be able to review Half-Year, Mid-Quarter, Mid-Month methods.


I. Methods/Lives/Conventions

  • Half-Year, Mid-Quarter, Mid-Month
  • Examples of Property and Their Respective Recovery Period

II. Section 179

  • Limitations
  • Thresholds
  • Qualifying Property

III. Listed Property/Luxury Autos/Leased Autos

  • Limitations
  • Qualifying Property

IV. Bonus Depreciation

  • Rates
  • Thresholds
  • Qualifying Property

V. Amortization

  • Section 197 Intangibles
  • Purchased Intangibles

Who Should Attend:

This live webinar is designed for accountants, CPAs, controllers, tax managers, tax preparers, presidents, vice presidents, CFOs, bookkeepers, enrolled agents and business owners.

The Presenter:

William F. Becker Jr., CPA

  • Certified public accountant and a tax partner at Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • 20 years of experience providing accounting, tax and advisory services to a wide variety of closely-held businesses serving clients in the real estate, health care and technology sectors
  • Assists clients at all stages of the business life cycle, providing a full range of tax and business consulting services, including income tax and small business planning, cost segregation and depreciation modeling, merger and transaction services, sales and property tax planning, expert witness testimony, multi-state tax issues, succession and gift planning and tax compliance and reporting
  • Represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and in federal and state tax audits and has testified as an expert witness in tax and business matters on multiple occasions
  • Wrote a variety of articles on tax and general business issues and regularly speaks on industry specific tax matters at seminars throughout the state
  • Licensed as a CPA in the state of Florida, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), NAIOP of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council
  • M.B.A. and B.A. degrees, University of South Florida

Continuing Education Credits:

Credit is available only for the LIVE webcast. Recorded versions do not qualify for credit. Only registered and paid attendees will receive continuing education credit. Certificates of Completion are provided to each registered attendee. Your certificate will be emailed to you within two weeks following completion of the program.

Navigating Form 4562: Your Complete Guide to Depreciation and Amortization
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