Let’s be honest: more often than not, the Federal government falls short when it comes to passing anything that does what’s it is intended to do. There are a lot of reasons why, from bureaucratic inefficiencies, partisan compromise to plain-old bad execution and/or administration.
Section 179 is a Rare Success
Targeting small- and mid-sized businesses, Section 179 is a rare instance of tax policy that works as intended: reducing the cost of needed equipment by allowing the taxpayer to deduct the cost of new or used capital equipment, up to $500,000, from their income taxes.
Disclaimer: The information in this article, and on this site, is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Your business has its own unique situation. You should consult your tax professional before buying property with the intent to take a Section 179 deduction.