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Save BIG with Section 179 Tax Deduction

Posted by Paul Ferdas on Nov 21, 2016 1:10:00 PM
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Did you know you can deduct up to $500,000 spent on most IT equipment and software before the end of the year? If you have not done so already, now is a great time to consider taking advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction — a special federal IRS law that allows businesses to deduct all or part of the purchase price of certain qualifying business equipment.  This tax deduction is a great opportunity to put substantial dollars back in your pocket for 2016! 

The Section 179 tax deduction is a very effective tax deduction for small and medium businesses and can really make a difference to your bottom line at the end of the year.  Full disclosure, we are not tax experts and recommend checking with your accounting and finance people first before making any major purchases. But from our understanding, all businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease less than $2,000,000 in new or used business equipment during the 2016 tax year should qualify for the deduction.

How Does it Work?

The process is simple, as long as IT equipment and “off-the-shelf” software is acquired by purchase and for business use, it should qualify for the Section 179 deduction. The only additional stipulation is that the equipment/software must be purchased and put into service by 11:59pm, 12/31/2016. So, as soon as New Year's starts, Section 179 is over for 2016. 

What Qualifies for a Deduction?

  • Equipment purchased for business use
  • Tangible personal property used in business
  • Computers and related equipment
  • “Off-the-shelf” computer software
  • Office furniture and certain fixtures

Is There a Limit?

The 2016 deduction limit is $500,000, which is a large increase from past years.  It means your businesses can deduct the full cost of equipment from their 2016 taxes, up to $500,000 with a "total equipment purchased for the year" threshold of $2,000,000. 

Want to Learn More?

To learn more, please visit, a free resource to answer questions related to the Section179 Tax Deduction, here:

There is also a helpful, and free, Section 179 calculator to see how much you can save in real dollars, here: 

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Topics: Procurement, Taxes

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