|Supplement to Publication 946
||2001 Tax Year
Publication 946 was printed, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of
2002 was signed into law by the President. The new law made several changes in
the tax rules explained in the publication. Some of the changes apply to property
placed in service during 2001. This supplemental publication describes those
changes and explains what you should do if you are affected by them.
The situations and examples in
Publication 946 do not reflect any of the changes made by the Job Creation
and Worker Assistance Act of 2002.
The new law contains the following provisions.
- 30% depreciation deductions (special depreciation allowance and special New
York Liberty Zone (Liberty Zone) depreciation allowance) for the year qualified
property is placed in service after September 10, 2001.
- An increased dollar limit on the section 179 deduction for qualified
Liberty Zone property purchased after September 10, 2001.
- A shorter recovery period for qualified Liberty Zone leasehold improvement
property placed in service after September 10, 2001.
- An increase in the maximum depreciation deduction for 2001 for a qualified
passenger automobile placed in service after September 10, 2001.
If you believe you qualify for an increased deduction under any of these new
rules, you must file the revised 2001 Form 4562 (dated March 2002) for 2001
calendar or fiscal years and 2000 fiscal years ending after September 10, 2001.
If you have already filed a tax return, this supplemental publication explains
how to claim these benefits and how to elect not to claim the
special depreciation allowance or special Liberty Zone depreciation allowance.
See Table 2 at the end of the supplement for an overview of the rules that
apply if you filed your return before June 1, 2002.
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