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Section 179 of the IRS tax code can allow your business to deduct technology investments to recoup some or all of the cost. It is a provision that allows you to expense the cost of qualified technology investments rather that depreciate.
Here’s how it works:
Section 179 is designed to help small businesses keep up with the rate of change in technology. Because technology doesn’t have the same kind of asset depreciation as furniture this provision helps owners use tax breaks to keep up with the bigger businesses.
The provision nearly dropped from the rate of $500,000 it maintained from 2010-13 to a much smaller amount of $25,000 in 2014-15. However the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act of 2014 on April 3, 2014 continued to allow the $500,000 limit. The current stature will expire again in 2016 should further legislation not continue to support it.
Section 179 presents a tremendous opportunity for small businesses to make investments that will be to their benefit for years to come.
To learn more about Section 179 and how you can use it to augment your business’s buying power, contact the IT professionals at Veltec Networks. They can be reached at (408) 849-4441 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.