In years past, when your business bought qualifying equipment, it typically wrote it off a little at a time through depreciation. In other words, if your company spends $50,000 on a machine, it gets to write off (say) $10,000 a year for five years (these numbers are only meant to give you an example).
Now, while it’s true that this is better than no write-off at all, most business owners would really prefer to write off the entire equipment purchase price for the year they buy it.
And that’s exactly what Section 179 does – it allows your business to write off the entire purchase price of qualifying equipment for the current tax year.
This has made a big difference for many companies (and the economy in general.) Businesses have used Section 179 to purchase needed equipment right now, instead of waiting. For most small businesses, the entire cost of qualifying equipment can be written-off on the 2019 tax return (up to $1,000,000).
Who Qualifies for Section 179?
All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease new or used business equipment during tax year 2019 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction (assuming they spend less than $2,500,000).
For basic guidelines on what property is covered under the Section 179 tax code, please refer to this list of qualifying equipment. Also, to qualify for the Section 179 Deduction, the equipment and/or software purchased or financed must be placed into service between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
Section 179 Increases to $1,000,000 for 2018 and Beyond!
Are you considering whether or not to purchase or lease equipment in the current tax year? This Section 179 Deduction Calculator for 2019 may very well help in your decision, as Section 179 will save your company a lot of money (the deduction is at a robust $1,000,000, and will stay there for the entirety of 2018).
The team at Port Orchard Ford is ready to show you around our new inventory to ensure you find the ideal vehicle for your company. Feel free to discuss Section 179 with one of our dedicated car guides.
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