Satellite Beach, FL asked in Tax Law for Florida

Q: Can you deduct land restoration expenses as a result of erosion on investment property?

We have investment property as a partnership. The building is situated along a river with a bank roughly 50 feet high. Hurricane Irma caused significant damage to the land and requires $250,000 of dirt to be certain the building doesn't fall into the river.

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Alvaro Augusto Acevedo

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  • MIAMI, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can typically deduct these expenses through depreciation, meaning you capitalize the expenses because you are creating an asset with a usefull life beyond one year.

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