The new tax bill – acquisition considerations

The new tax bill – acquisition considerations

With the new tax bill now official, companies making acquisitions that are asset purchases (or treated as asset acquisitions for tax purposes) will want to pay close attention to the agreed-upon purchase price allocation. Given the ability to expense acquired personal property assets immediately, acquirers could enjoy a significant tax benefit by maximising the amount of the purchase price that is allocated to non-real property assets. Mark Young from Alvarez and Marsal, Taxand USA, explores.