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Dealers look for last minute equipment sales thanks to IRS Section 179

With less than 13 days for your customers to tax advantage of equipment credits material handling dealers are letting their customers know that Congress has finally made it official on Tuesday, December 16. The IRS Section 179 tax deduction limits have been restored to previous limits, and it's retroactive through all of 2014 for purchases up until December 31.

The Senate approved a bill pushed through the House of Representatives two weeks ago that keeps the deduction levels intact; you can now still deduct the full purchase price of a piece of equipment, machinery up to $500,000. In addition to machinery, the deduction covers computers, "off-the-shelf" computer software for business use, office furniture and equipment and other business vehicles and "tangible personal property used in business," according to Section179.org.

"The Tax Extenders Bill passed by the House on Dec. 3, 2014, was voted on and passed by the Senate on Dec. 16, 2014, retroactively expanding the Section 179 deduction limits thru 12/31/2014," according to a report on Section179.org. "Only this 2014 tax year will be covered by this measure - therefore it is a good business decision for many to buy/finance equipment immediately to make the December 31, 2014 cutoff for the write-off provisions. Technically, the bill is a one-year, retroactive extension of the tax breaks, even though it only lasts through the end of the month."

To see how the IRS Section 179 can help you there is a deduction calculator available.
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