I suppose the folks who build Burning Man would expense the project immediately. So unless the project will be destroyed immediately I cannot think of a reason it could be expensed.
Can you share what it is you are doing and why expensing it is a hot idea?
I made a new accountant here. Like I said, large renovation projects… Replacing floors… Are being expensed. Other projects are being split between expenseand Capitol.
I know gaap says you cannot expense these… But they are. So I am researching all the accounting theory here. I was told by one of the managers that it is not OK to capitalize expenses… But if a company wants to take the expense hit all at once… It is 0K.
He also said gaap are just guidelines… Not legal rules that must be followed. I think he is nuts but I’m trying to have an open mind
as to why a company would want to do that...hmm...I suppose there would have to be some benefit to making the financial statements look worse for them?
either way… I feel like you cannot pick and choose what is capital and what is expense?