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What to Know Regarding Section 179 Deductions

Business 8/4/2021 11:28:25 AM

Make Equipment Investments More Affordable with a Section 179 Deduction

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For many small- to medium-sized businesses, capital investments – such as new software or equipment – are the lynchpin for future growth. Fortunately, financing these crucial enhancements through a working capital or equipment loan is not as expensive as you may think. Tax deductions, including Internal Revenue Code Section 179, make capital investments more affordable.

What is Internal Revenue Code Section 179?

Section 179 allows businesses to deduct qualifying business expenses in the year they place a depreciable asset into service, instead of capitalizing and depreciating the asset over time. This lowers the current year’s tax liability.

 Common expenses that you can write off under Section 179 include:

  • off-the-shelf software and computers,

  • equipment, such as medical, dental and manufacturing equipment,

  • qualifying business use-only vehicles, and

  • office furniture and equipment.

Not all business expenses are eligible for a Section 179 write-off. For more information on what expenses you can and cannot deduct, visit Publication 946 on IRS.gov or consult your tax professional.

What You Need to Know for 2021

  • For the 2021 tax year, the IRS limits your Section 179 deduction to $1,050,000 on total purchased property valued at or under $2,620,000 and put into service during the current tax year.

  • Property placed into service valued at greater than $2,620,000 will reduce your maximum deduction amount.

  • This means that if you buy and place up to $2,620,000 of property into service during the current tax year, you could be eligible for a maximum deduction of $1,050,000 under Section 179 of the IRS tax code.

How Section 179 Could Help Your Business

Whether you are looking to expand, replace or upgrade your current equipment, applying a Section 179 deduction can lower the financial burden to your business and open new possibilities for growth.

As you review your business financing strategy, determine if a new piece of manufacturing equipment, the latest piece of constantly-evolving medical technology, or new CRM software could impact your earnings potential. Then determine if a Section 179 deduction could make these purchases more affordable.

Talk with your Sunflower Bank lending partner. We’re here to help your business grow and flourish. Our customizable financing options and SBA Preferred Lending opportunities enable you to benefit from needed capital improvements.

This article contains general information only. Sunflower Bank is not, by means of this article, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or other professional advice or services. This article is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should it be used as a basis for any decision or action that may affect your business. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor.