SECTION 179 DEPRECIATION Rhode Island passed a bill disallowing the increase in the Section 179 depreciation under the Jobs & Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003. Section 179 depreciation will remain limited to $25,000 for Rhode Island income tax purposes. When filing your Rhode Island tax return, a deduction is allowed for depreciation taken on your federal return in prior years which was previously taken as an increasing modification to adjusted gross income. Enter the deduction as a modification on Schedule M - page 1, line 1j.
A separate schedule of depreciation must be kept for Rhode Island purposes. The gain or loss on the sale or other disposition of the asset is to be determined, for Rhode Island purposes, using the Rhode Island depreciation schedule.
Legislation passed in July of 2013 sets Rhode Island to conform with the federal Section 179 deduction amounts for all assets placed in service on or after January 1, 2015.