State Statute 137.122 states Business personal property is tangible personal property that is used in a trade or business or used for production of income and which has a determinable life of longer than 1 year except that supplies used by a business shall also be considered business personal property, but shall not include livestock, farm machinery, grain, and other agricultural crops in an unmanufactured condition.

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State Statute 137.122 states …(5) "Placed in Service", property is placed in service when it is ready and available for a specific use, whether in a business activity, an income-producing activity, a tax-exempt activity, or a personal activity. Even if the property is not being used, the property is in service when it is ready and available for its specific use;…

Types of Business Personal Property

  • Computers and peripheral equipment:
    • Check swipes
    • Desktops
    • Keyboards
    • Scanners
    • Telephone systems
  • Consumer utilized equipment:
    • Bill change machines
    • Vending machines
    • Washers/dryers
  • Dies, molds, and jigs:
    • Assembly fixtures and jigs
    • Bottle fixtures
    • Punch dies
  • Furniture, fixtures, and signs:
    • Added light fixtures
    • Animal cages
    • Billiard tables
    • Bookcases
    • Desks
  • Leasehold equipment and improvements:
    • Added light fixtures
    • Removable walls
    • Security systems
  • Machinery and equipment:
    • Bench grinders
    • Bobcats
    • Bulldozers
    • Concrete forms
    • Fitness equipment
    • Forklifts
    • Ladders
  • Office equipment:
    • Adding machines
    • Answering machines
    • Cash registers
    • Photocopy machines
    • Televisions