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Now is the time to purchase the additional vehicles(s) needed for your business. Current tax regulations may allow you to expense up to 100% of your truck purchase(s) during the first year of ownership.

Section 179 First-Time Expensing

A Chevrolet truck is generally considered Section 179 property for U.S. Federal Income Tax purposes. This means a taxpayer may elect to treat the cost of any Section 179 property as an expense, allowed as a deduction for the taxable year in which the property is placed in service. A qualifying business may expense up to $500,000 of Section 179 property during 2020.

What is the Section 179 Deduction

Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn't, as you will see below.

Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It's an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.

Several years ago, Section 179 was often referred to as the "SUV Tax Loophole" or the "Hummer Deduction" because many businesses have used this tax code to write-off the purchase of qualifying vehicles at the time (like SUV's and Hummers). But that particular benefit of Section 179 has been severely reduced in recent years (see 'Vehicles & Section 179' for current limits on business vehicles.)

However, despite the SUV deduction lessened, Section 179 is more beneficial to small businesses than ever. Today, Section 179 is one of the few government incentives available to small businesses, and has been included in many of the recent Stimulus Acts and Congressional Tax Bills. Although large businesses also benefit from Section 179 or Bonus Depreciation, the original target of this legislation was much needed tax relief for small businesses - and millions of small businesses are actually taking action and getting real benefits.

Consult your tax professional to determine your vehicle depreciation and tax benefits. Click here for more information on Section 179.

 




 
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