Section 179

Tax deduction adds financial incentive for equipment purchase

The Section 179 deduction is a tax incentive that is easy to use, and gives businesses an incentive to invest in themselves by adding equipment. Taking advantage of Section 179 will help your business keep more capital, while getting needed equipment and software.

Section 179 Tax Deduction

Tax deduction limit under Section 179 has been raised to $1 million

  • Most tangible business equipment qualifies.
  • Equipment must be purchased and put into use between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the tax year.
  • You can take full advantage of the deduction when leasing equipment.
  • Submit IRS Form 4562 with your tax filing to claim the deduction.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed in 2017 made significant changes to Section 179 and first-year bonus depreciation. These FAQs will help small business owners understand how to use the deduction.


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