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Write-off your entire purchase in 2021 with Section 179 Deduction

December 15, 2021 News

There’s still time to take advantage of the Section 179 2021 tax deduction!  Prepare your business for 2022 by investing in additive solutions now and write off the entire purchase in 2021!

What is Section 179?
Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed – 3D printers and post-processing equipment included! – during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment/software, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses (particularly small and medium-sized) to buy equipment and invest in themselves.

Example of Section 179 at work during the 2021 tax year

2021 Deduction Limit = $1,050,000
This deduction is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software. To take the deduction for tax year 2021, the equipment must be financed or purchased and put into service between January 1, 2021 and the end of the day on December 31, 2021.

2021 Spending Cap on equipment purchases = $2,620,000
This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true “small business tax incentive” (because larger businesses that spend more than $3,670,000 on equipment won’t get the deduction.)

Who Qualifies for Section 179?
All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease new or used business equipment during tax year 2021 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction (assuming they spend less than $3,670,000).

Bonus Depreciation
Bonus Depreciation is offered some years, and some years it isn’t. Right now in 2021, it’s being offered at 100%. Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. The Bonus Depreciation is available for both new and used equipment.

How much money can Section 179 save you in 2021?
The Section 179 Deduction has a real impact on your equipment costs. Here’s an easy to use calculator that will help you estimate your tax savings.

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Posted by Heather Adams