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Section 179 Tax Deduction For Equipment

Section 179 is a tax incentive that allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. Qualifying equipment must be tangible property used more than 50% of the time for business use. The deduction is proportional to the percentage of business use. Section 179 tax deductions for equipment can include machinery, computers, software, office furniture, vehicles, or other tangible goods. Equipment must be purchased/financed and put into service by 11:59, December 31, 20221.

The Section 179 tax deduction gets its name from Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code. This section of the Tax Code states that businesses may deduct up to the full purchase price of qualified business equipment from their taxes within the same tax year2.

To qualify for a Section 179 tax deduction for equipment purchases on your 2023 taxes, you must purchase and place qualifying dental equipment and technology into service by 12/31/2023, in addition to meeting other eligibility criteria under Section 179.*

Equipment Financing Costs

When evaluating the cost of a business equipment loan, there are several factors to consider. According to lagerquistaccounting.com, the process of performing a cost analysis will take into account factors such as the cost of each alternative; your cash flow position and requirements; anticipated growth plans and related potential drains on cash flow; the timing of the payments; interest rate on a loan vs. lease rate; and other financial considerations and factors.

Another way to evaluate the cost of a business equipment loan is to use an equipment loan calculator. According to experts, here are the steps to follow when you’re ready to estimate your payment:

 

    1. Enter the total value of the equipment you plan to finance.

    1. Enter the estimated interest rate into the equipment finance calculator. These rates typically fall within the 8% to 24% range depending on your unique business qualifications and down payment.

    1. Select the length of financing in months.

You can also use a business loan calculator like nerdwallet.com to estimate your monthly payment, total interest costs and total amount repaid.

When comparing equipment financing options, it’s important to prequalify where possible, fina a financing amount that meets your needs, look out for additional fees, and evaluate the lender’s customer support options.

In summary, when evaluating the cost of a business equipment loan, you should consider factors such as cost analysis, cash flow position and requirements, anticipated growth plans and related potential drains on cash flow, timing of payments, interest rate on a loan vs. lease rate, and other financial considerations and factors. You can also use an equipment loan calculator or business loan calculator to estimate your monthly payment, total interest costs and total amount repaid.