ARE YOU A BUSINESS OWNER?
Did you know that you can receive a significant tax deduction on select Porsche models?
Tax Code 179 allows business owners who purchase a vehicle over 6,000 pounds GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) to write off a percentage of the depreciation of the vehicle during the year in which it is purchased or leased. As the new year approaches, this is the optimal time to register a new vehicle under your business’s name and to ensure you’re maximizing your business’s tax deductions. Contact a tax advisor to learn how much you can expect to write off based on your business and vehicle of choice.
What is tax code 179?
Tax Code 179, the special deduction to write off equipment in the year purchased, was extended permanently in 2015 legislation. This has been further liberalized by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that Congress enacted in December 2017.
Beginning in 2018, this special deduction allows businesses to write off up to $1 million worth of depreciable assets in the year that they are purchased. This can include new and used machinery, heavy equipment, furniture and fixtures, and certain vehicles, mainly SUVs and pickup trucks.
Section 179 does come with limits – there are caps to the total amount written off, and limits to the total amount of the equipment purchased. The deduction begins to phase out on a dollar-for-dollar basis after a certain amount is spent by a given business, so this makes it a true small and medium-sized business deduction. Consult your tax adviser for tax implications and savings opportunities.
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