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Section 179 Tax Deduction for 2021

Section 179

We collected the information you need to know about the Section 179 tax deduction for 2021.

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Overview: Section 179 tax deduction for 2021.

If you own a business, the Section 179 deduction is one of the most significant tax codes you need to be acquainted with in 2021. It lets you deduct all or part of the cost of equipment that is purchased or financed and put into place before December 31, 2021.

The only requirement is that the equipment needs to qualify for deduction.  Envision Capital Group LLC has all the information you need to know, along with a free Section 179 calculator. It’s a worthy idea to become familiar with this tax inducement so you can plan for your company’s future as it relates to capital equipment acquisitions.

This knowledge has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for tax, legal, investing or accounting instruction. You must consult with your accountant, lawyer or tax advisor before making any business evaluations or moving forward with equipment finance.


Section 179 tax deduction limit.

The present deduction limit is $1,000,000 on qualifying equipment, and the limit on equipment buys has increased to $2.5 million. This was sanctioned through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law. 

In addition, the bill permits businesses to depreciate 100% of the cost of qualified equipment that is procured or leased from September 27, 2017 through 2022. Lastly, bonus depreciation now affects to pre-owned equipment.


How do I get the deduction?

Section 179 is a tax deduction for businesses that have placed new or used equipment into service within the year that they purchased or financed. This deduction is not automatic and must be elected. In order to elect to take the deduction, you’ll need to fill out Part 1 of IRS form 4562. 

Make sure this completed form is attached to your tax return. Not all types of equipment qualify, therefore you should consult with your accountant or tax professional prior to making any purchases.