* Product & Enablers: discretionary capitalizable
costs include investments (i) required to support, maintain, launch or innovate in new customer products, and (ii) in infrastructure, which drive operational efficiency over the long term
identifying the capitalizable
costs within a broad range of costs in a
* A capitalizable
improvement to property is also now more precisely defined, mainly as expenditures that result in a betterment, adapt the property to a new or different use, or restore it to working order or like-new condition after the end of its depreciation class life (the BAR tests).
(64) The proposed regulations reflect this exclusion (65) and, in an effort to address the complexity of determining the appreciation in value of land sold as part of a construction project, the proposed regulations introduce a land safe harbor whereby DPGR is reduced by land costs (including costs capitalizable
to the land) plus a certain percentage.
(The court did note, however, that an otherwise deductible expense could be capitalizable
if it is part of an overall plan of general improvement).
Accounting Issue IASC Accounting for Leases Determination of capital or operating leases is more subjective depending on the transaction's "substance." Accounting for Development Costs Expense research costs us incurred; however, development costs are capitalizable
if certain criteria are met.
Specific interest payments are matched with specific construction expenditures, and detailed information about the underlying debt contracts is necessary to calculate the capitalizable
A qualified taxpayer must include the capitalizable
portion of any expenditures under the remodel/refresh safe harbor in general asset accounts going forward and must make retroactive general asset account elections to include the cost of the original building and improvements incurred in years prior to the safe harbor.
Other schemes used were to capitalize 1) manufacturing expenses that exceeded a budgeted amount, 2) the net effect of the impact of sales shortfalls on profits, and 3) internal and external information technology costs that are not properly capitalizable
In determining whether a cost was a capitalizable
improvement, the 2006 proposed regulations began with an initial unit of property determination of all components that are functionally interdependent to define the largest unit of property as a starting point for the analysis.