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Revenue Procedure 2018-59

Revenue Procedure 2018-59 provides a safe harbor that allows taxpayers to treat certain infrastructure trades or businesses as real property trades or businesses solely for purposes of qualifying as electing real property trades or businesses under section 163(j)(7)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Taxpayers that make an election for an infrastructure trade or business to be an electing real property trade or business under section 163(j)(7)(B) are not subject to the limitation on business interest expense under section 163(j), but must use the alternative depreciation system of section 168(g) to depreciate the property described in section 168(g)(8).  This revenue procedure describes the types of infrastructure trades or businesses that can qualify as electing real property trades or businesses and provides general guidance on the election. 

Revenue Procedure 2018-59 will be published in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2018-50 on Dec. 10, 2018.

Information provided by www.irs.gov Issue Number: RP-2018-59
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