CAPITAL EXPENDITURES RETOTD Episode 00180

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Real Estate Term Of The Day LogoCAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Property improvements that cannot be expensed as a current operating expense for tax purposes. Examples include a new roof, tenant improvements, or a parking lot—such items are added to the basis of the property and then can be depreciated over the holding period.

Distinguished from cash outflows for expense items such as new paint or plumbing repairs (operating expenses) that can be expensed in the year they occur.

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