Tax Incentives for Equipment Purchases
The "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012," signed 1/2/2013, extends increased Section 179 expensing for small business equipment and software purchases made in 2013, as well as a 50% bonus depreciation allowance for new machine tools and other equipment ordered and placed into service during 2013.
The Section 179 deduction limit is $500,000 for new and used equipment purchases made and placed into service in 2013. In addition, the cap on how much equipment can be purchased before the deduction begins to phase out is $2,000,000.
Section 179 Boost for Small Businesses
Small businesses whose total equipment purchases do not exceed $2,000,000 in 2013 can expense the first $500,000.
|Section 179 Deduction||$500,000|
|50% Bonus Depreciation Deduction on remaining amount||$75,000|
|Regular First Year Depreciation Deduction on remaining amount|
|Total First Year Deduction||$590,000|
|Tax Savings (assuming 36% tax rate)||$212,400|
|Cost of Equipment After Tax Savings||$437,600|