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Mar 08

Is Design & Landscaping Tax Deductible?

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New landscape design and landscaping work may be tax deductible

Landscaping in some cases is tax deductible according to the IRS and many financial experts including information found on Forbes’ websites and on the Huffington Post site (see the article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-steber/home-improvement-tax-tips_b_3491632.html).  I hasten to add always check with your own accountant or advisor before you pursue the following deductions.

You can often take the tax deduction for landscaping on your current tax return if you are a sole proprietor of a business and regularly meet clients at your home office. The eligible landscaping costs must coincide with that part of the home associated with your home office.

The other type of tax deduction for landscaping falls under the category of capital improvements. This deduction kicks in when you sell your home as long as the improvements add to the market value to your home, prolongs its useful life, or adapts it to new uses.  There are many other home improvements in this category so always keep receipts for work and materials.

Landscaping can improve both your life and your bottom line.

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