July 19, 2018
New Depreciation Rules Affect Mergers and Acquisitions
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act modifies rules related to depreciating tangible property, net operating losses (NOLs), interest expense limitations, and the taxation of foreign income. One area that remains mostly untouched are the rules related to taxable and nontaxable reorganizations, spin-offs, incorporations, and liquidations. Having said that, future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will be affected in one way or another as buyers and sellers adjust to the new tax regime. This article touches on one aspect of tax reform that will transform M&A: the modification of depreciation rules. Read this article to learn more.