Calculate maximum depreciation deduction, Taxation

The books of Seal Company, a calendar year taxpayer, had assets and related information (as detailed below) as of December 31, 2011. Seal's policy is to record depreciation on December 31 by way of a journal entry. Seal also takes advantage of any early write-offs of its purchased assets allowed by law. Based on the information given calculate Seal's maximum depreciation deduction for 2012. The office equipment purchased is new and Seal's taxable income for the year is $1,000,000. Bonus depreciation in effect for 2012 is 50%. Seal purchased office equipment of $240,000 on February 1, 2012.

Asset                                 Basis               Year Purchased

Manufacturing Tools          120,000                 2011

Trucks                                300,000                2010

Water Trans, Equip           150,000                 2009

Fencing-Plant                    90,000                   2008

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