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Taxing question for business

Sep 23, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON — The $450,000 milling machine just bought by Manda Machine in Dallas isn’t only a key piece of equipment for the family-owned manufacturer. It’s also a giant tax headache.

Owner Andy Ellard must consult complicated depreciation schedules to figure out how much he can write off — and when. And uncertainty from the federal government about that multi-year process means he and other businesses often put off big capital purchases longer than they’d like.

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