(solution) Deirde's business purchased two assets during the current year.

(solution) Deirde's business purchased two assets during the current year.

Deirde’s business purchased two assets during the current year. Deirdre placed in service computer equipment (5-year property) on January 20 with a basis of $15,000 and machinery (7-year property) on October 1 with a basis of $15,000. Calculate the maximum depreciation expense, rounded to a whole number (ignoring 179 and bonus depreciation)

A. 1,286

B. 5,144

C. 5,786

D. 6,000

E. None of these