Other benefits of Frontier include dramatically cutting launch times and website development costs
, and improved user experience and search engine optimization (SEO).
This significantly decreases the website development costs
because it avoids paying for building a complete website.
It explains how to handle website development costs
, and the tax ramifications of acquiring and disposing of a web-based business.
Website development costs
ballooned to include development of software to run the website, production of content and purchase of computer hardware.
At its March 2000 meeting, the EITF reached a consensus that accounting for website development costs
should follow the provisions of SOP 984.
Understanding that all factual situations are different and may lead to opposite conclusions, the following general rules should apply to most Website development costs
Additional operating issues (such as software development and acquisition costs, access charges, other Website development costs
and recurring operations costs) may affect any entity carrying on a trade or business, and may offer tax planning considerations.
The portion of Website development costs
that can be allocated to software is recoverable over various periods, depending on several factors, including whether it is purchased or self-developed.