2024 Setion 179: Tax Deductions for Equipment Buyers

100% Deduction on New & Used Equipment Purchases

Write off the entire purchase price of qualifying equipment before December 31, 2024.

What is the Section 179 Tax Deduction?

The Section 179 Tax Deduction is a valuable tax incentive for businesses in the United States. It allows businesses to deduct the cost of qualifying equipment and property purchases as an expense in the year they are acquired, rather than depreciating the assets over several years. This deduction can significantly reduce a company’s taxable income, leading to substantial tax savings. It’s a powerful tool for small and medium-sized businesses looking to invest in assets like machinery, vehicles, or office equipment while enjoying immediate tax benefits. To take advantage of Section 179, businesses need to meet specific eligibility criteria, making it essential to consult with a tax professional or CPA to ensure compliance and maximize tax savings.

Section 179 Allows Business Owners to:

Purchase New or Used Equipment

Write Off 100% of the Deduction in 2024

Improve Cash Flow for 2024

Qualifying Equipment for Section 179 Tax Deduction

Both new and used equipment may qualify for Section 179, provided that the used equipment is new to your business. The entire value of major equipment purchases can be written off for tax purposes right away rather than a slow depreciation over time. When you purchase a new or used piece of machinery from ADMAR and put it to work right away for your business, you may be able to deduct the entire cost of the equipment from your business’s taxable income when filing your 2024 tax returns. This is true even for equipment that will continue to have value to your business for years to come.

How Much Can You Write Off For Section 179 Deductions in 2024?

Deduction Limits

For 2024, businesses stand to benefit from a notably increased Section 179 deduction limit, which has been raised to a generous $1,220,000. This represents a substantial boost of $80,000 compared to 2022, offering businesses even greater potential for tax savings. You can now deduct the full cost of eligible equipment purchases up to a cumulative equipment purchase limit of $3,050,000. This expanded deduction allows you to accelerate the depreciation of qualified assets, reducing your taxable income and ultimately lowering your tax liability.

To qualify for Section 179, your business must acquire the equipment between January 1st and December 31st of the tax year and put it into service for your business’s benefit before the year’s end. Additionally, the equipment must be used for business purposes at least 50% of the time to be eligible for this deduction.

Bonus Depreciation

Bonus depreciation is a valuable tax benefit that typically comes into play after you’ve reached the Section 179 spending cap. Starting in 2024, there will be a reduction in the bonus depreciation rate, with it dropping to 60%. For instance, if you purchase a $100,000 piece of used equipment in 2024, you’ll be eligible for $80,000 in bonus depreciation, with the remaining $20,000 being depreciated over a seven-year period.

Section 179 Tax Deduction Calculator


This calculator presents a potential tax scenario based on typical assumptions that may not apply to your business. This page and calculator are not tax advice. The indicated tax treatment applies only to transactions deemed to reflect a purchase of the equipment or a capitalized lease purchase transaction. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax ramifications of acquiring equipment or software for your business.

How Section 179 Can Help Your Business

Section 179 provides a unique opportunity for businesses to immediately deduct the cost of qualifying equipment and property, rather than depreciating it over several years. Here’s how Section 179 can be a game-changer for businesses:

  • Immediate Tax Savings: Section 179 allows businesses to deduct a significant portion of their equipment and property costs in the same year they are acquired. This results in immediate tax savings, reducing the business’s taxable income for that year.
  • Enhanced Cash Flow: By expensing equipment purchases, businesses can free up capital that can be reinvested in their operations. This improved cash flow can be used for additional investments, expansion, or other strategic initiatives.
  • Competitive Advantage: Section 179 empowers businesses to invest in state-of-the-art equipment and technology, enhancing their competitiveness and efficiency in the marketplace. This is particularly valuable in industries where cutting-edge tools and machinery are essential.
  • Flexibility for Diverse Needs: Businesses in various sectors, from manufacturing and construction to technology and services, can benefit from Section 179. It accommodates a wide range of equipment, including machinery, vehicles, computers, and more.
  • Supporting Growth: Small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, can leverage Section 179 to foster growth. It encourages companies to make investments that might otherwise be deferred due to budget constraints.
  • Compliance and Professional Guidance: To make the most of Section 179, businesses should consult with tax professionals who can provide tailored advice based on their unique circumstances. Staying compliant with IRS guidelines is crucial to fully capitalize on this tax benefit.

In conclusion, Section 179 is a versatile tool that can help businesses across all sectors optimize their financial position, drive growth, and remain competitive. It empowers companies to invest in essential equipment and property while enjoying immediate tax advantages. To harness the full potential of Section 179, businesses should work closely with tax experts who can provide personalized guidance and ensure they meet all eligibility criteria.

More questions? Learn more on the Official Website of Section 179 to discover how your business can benefit.