Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Buying Advice, News & Info on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 8:55 pm
Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

December is upon us! And what comes after December? Tax Season. THIS tax season, you can take a Section 179 deduction of up to $1 million dollars.

You might wonder.. What is Section 179? Believe it or not, it’s not complicated.

Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows the tax deduction of any full purchased price of new or used qualified equipment and software that has been financed or purchased during the 2018 tax year.  This also means you receive a tax break right away versus little by little over the duration of several years.  Because of the most recent tax laws of 2018, Section 179 has a great impact on small businesses, as it provides a way for the US Government to support and encourage investment in small businesses.  The Section 179 deduction increased the amount a company can expense in a given year to $1,000,000.

Another thing to consider is Section 179’s depreciation bonus.  It is temporarily available to take 100% off qualified property.  This property needs to have been attained after September 27, 2017 and before January 1, 2019.  In addition, a new feature of the tax code update allows property to be new or used.

It is important to note that there are several Section 179 limitations.  If a purchase exceeds $2,5000,000, there will be a dollar-for-dollar phase out. This means that every dollar If one exceeds $3,500,000, the deduction goes away entirely.  Any purchases qualified under Section 179 must be depreciable, or a specific type of asset, listed under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System with a recovery period of 20 years or less.  Find more details on MACRS at https://strategiccfo.com/modified-accelerated-cost-recovery-system-macrs/.

You don’t want to miss out on what Section 179 has to offer.  Take advantage of this tax code change and invest in your capital equipment before we say goodbye to 2018! Browse our inventory of used trucks and find the perfect truck to add to your fleet.

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