Tax Talk: Section 179 Applied to Screen Printing
How Section 179 helps Screen Printers
Have you heard about Section 179? If so, are you aware of what it means to you and how if can help your business? If not, let’s get you up to speed…
Under this section, you can expense 100% of the cost of equipment acquired in 2013 up to $500,000. This is your last chance to take advantage, next year the limit is decreased by 95% to only $25,000! What does that mean for you?
Breaking it down:
Let’s say you purchase a Brother DTG that costs roughly $30,000. If your business makes $60,000 in 2013 you can write off $30,000 of that amount lowering your taxable income to $10,000. If you are taxed a 28% tax bracket, your taxes in 2013 would go from $11,200 to $2,800 basically saving you $8400.
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All kidding aside, Section 179 is a great benefit to anyone looking to start a business or upgrade equipment before the end of the year. Below is an illustration of possible savings you could take advantage of.
$50,000 worth of equipment:
- 60 month lease with $1 purchase option – $1,080/month
- Amount deducted under Section 179 – $50,000
- Projected 2013 tax savings (35% tax bracket) – $17,500
Most popular purchases in 2012 for Section 179:
- Riley Hopkins Presses (Plus get a $250 coupon on supplies. Offer expires 10/25)
- Conveyor Dryers (Plus get a $250 coupon on supplies. Offer expires 10/25)
- S.Roque Automatic Presses
- Brother DTG Printers