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Purchase the vehicles you need and save on taxes! Section 179 can save your company on commercial vehicles from Hansel Ford. We take providing the highest quality commercial vehicles to our customers very seriously here at Hansel Ford. We love serving drivers from all vocations throughout Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and the North San Francisco Bay Area with quality, built-tough Ford Commercial vehicles that they can enjoy long into the future. Our team has a selection of vehicles available that can get the job done, and you can save on your 2023 taxes. Take advantage before time and inventory run out.

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 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.

Who
is eligible?

All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease less than $4,050,000 in new or used business equipment during tax year 2023 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction. Also, to qualify for the Section 179 Deduction, the equipment purchased or financed must be placed into service between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.

How
does it work?

When your business buys certain items of equipment, it typically gets to write them off a little at a time through depreciation. In other words, if your company spends $50,000 on a machine, it gets to write off maybe $10,000 a year for five years. Section 179 allows business owners to write off the entire equipment purchase price for the year they buy it.

Are
there limits?

Section 179 does come with limits – there are caps to the total amount written off ($1,160,000 for 2023), and limits to the total amount of the equipment purchased ($2,890,000 in 2023). The deduction begins to phase out dollar-for-dollar after $2,890,000 is spent by a given business, so this makes it a true small and medium-sized business deduction.

Section 179 can provide you with significant tax relief for the 2023 tax year, but equipment and software must be financed and in place by midnight December 31, 2023.

2023 SECTION 179 SAMPLE CALCULATION

Equipment Purchase:

$75,000

Section 179 Deduction:
Deduction Maximum: $1,160,000

$75,000

80% Bonus First Year Depreciation:
Phased reduction to 80% via 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act'

$0

Normal First Year Depreciation:
20% in each of 5yrs on remaining amount

$0

Total First Year Deduction:

$75,000

Cash Savings:
35% tax rate

$26,250


Equipment Cost after Tax:
Assuming a 35% tax bracket

$48,750

Using a $75,000 equipment cost for a sample calculation shows how taking advantage of the Section 179 Deduction can significantly lower the true cost of the equipment purchased, financed or leased. In our example, $75,000 in equipment purchased has a true cost of $48,750. That’s $26,250 saved. Would you like an extra “25 grand-plus” this year on equipment you needed anyway?