Phillips Corporation, a construction company that specializes in home construction,

Phillips Corporation, a construction company that specializes in home construction, uses special computer software to schedule jobs and keep track of job costs. It uses generic software for bookkeeping and spreadsheet analysis. During 2018, Phillips Corporation had the following transactions relating to computer software:

• The corporation purchased a new computer system on May 12, 2018, for $15,000.

The system included computer hardware and built-in computer software valued at $3,000. The corporation has never separated computer software from the hardware in prior years when a computer system was purchased.

• The corporation separately purchased new bookkeeping software on September 1, 2018, for $5,760.

• On June 1, 2018, Phillips Corporation acquired another home building company to strengthen its position in higher-priced homes. The total purchase price was $700,000 allocated to specific assets as follows:

Equipment  ................................. $500,000
Goodwill ........................................ 150,000
Computer software ....................... 50,000

What amount can Phillips Corporation deduct in 2018 with respect to computer software?

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