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  • #174163

    If we have to pay $100,000 of fees for a $20,000,000 Line of Credit at a lending institution, I want to properly amortize those loan fees for tax purposes.  I know for a regular term loan, it is easy.  However, we just draw on the loan whenever funds are needed.  How does amortization work in this instance?

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    Lynn Freer

    I assume you have to pay the fees up front? If so, I would amortize them as you would on a regular loan.

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    William Dewberry

    A LOC is ususaly for a fixed term, usually 1 year. You amortize the fees over the life of the term, draw or dont draw on the line make no difference.

  • #174420

    Thanks for the help.  The client found the terms (2 years), so we will amortize accordingly.