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Section 179 Tax Savings and Bonus Depreciation

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Purchase new or used equipment and place it into service by 12/31/18*
  • Section 179 doubles to $1,000,000100% increase from 2017. Purchase, finance, and/or lease new or used equipment and place it into service by 12/31/2018 to qualify to write off the entire cost of your equipment on your 2018 tax return, up to $1,000,000.
  • 100% Bonus Depreciation now also applies to USED equipment — A 50% depreciation increase from last year plus 2018 used equipment purchases are now eligible. Equipment purchases much be new or “new to you,” and purchased and placed in service by 12/31/2018 to qualify.

 

2018 Section 179 and bonus depreciation example calculation**
Equipment purchase: $1,150,000
Section 179 deduction limit $1,000,000
100% Bonus first year deduction: $1,150,000
Normal 1st year depreciation:
(20% in each of 5 yrs on remaining account)
$0
Cash savings on your purchase:
($1,150,000 x 35% tax rate)
$402,500
Lowered cost of equipment:
(after tax savings)
$747,500

 

*Consult your tax adviser for more details.
**Example of $1,150,000 equipment purchases in 2018.

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