Form 4562

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Definition of 'Form 4562'

Form 4562 is an IRS form used to claim depreciation on certain types of property. It is filed with your federal income tax return.

The form is used to calculate the amount of depreciation you can claim for each asset you own. Depreciation is a way of spreading out the cost of an asset over its useful life. This allows you to deduct a portion of the cost of the asset each year, rather than all at once.

The amount of depreciation you can claim depends on the type of asset you own. For example, you can claim a higher depreciation rate for equipment than you can for a building.

You must also use the correct depreciation method for each asset. There are several different depreciation methods to choose from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

Once you have calculated the amount of depreciation you can claim, you enter it on Form 4562. The form also includes information about the assets you are depreciating, such as their cost, useful life, and depreciation method.

Form 4562 is a complex form, and it is important to complete it correctly. If you make a mistake, you could end up owing more taxes than you need to.

If you have any questions about Form 4562, you should consult with a tax professional.

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