Section 179 Deduction
Let’s keep things simple. IRS tax code Section 179 allows businesses to deduct full price of equipment purchased during the tax year. You can deduct the full price from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses invest in themselves. This will apply to cryotherapy machines, red light therapy beds, infrared saunas, hyperbaric chambers, flotation tanks, etc.
Section 179 is one of the few government incentives available to small businesses, and has been included in many of the recent Stimulus Acts and Congressional Tax Bills. The goal is a much needed tax relief for small businesses. Millions are taking advantage of this.
Previously, it typically wrote it off a little at a time through depreciation. If your company spends $50,000 on a machine, it gets to write off $10,000 a year for five years for example. Not any more. Now your business can write off the entire purchase price. (Up to $1,040,000)
All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease new or used business equipment during tax year 2020 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction. Most tangible goods used by American businesses qualify.
The equipment must be used for business purposes more than 50% of the time to qualify. Simply multiply the cost of the equipment by the percentage of use to arrive at the amount eligible.