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What is the 2020 Section 179 Deduction?

For businesses in and around Chicago, the 2020 Section 179 tax deduction can be a big help. In short, Section 179 allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualified equipment or software that has been purchased or financed during the tax year. So, for example, if you buy or lease a commercial vehicle for company use, the full purchase price can be deducted from your gross income. Learn more in this overview from Badger Truck & Auto Group.


What the 2020 Section 179 Tax Deduction Offers

Here’s a basic breakdown of what the Section 179 tax deduction offers your business:

  • 2020 Deduction Limit: $1,040,000
      • This deduction is offered for new or used equipment that was purchased or financed and placed into service between January 1, 2020 and midnight December 31, 2020.
  • 2020 Spending Cap on Equipment Purchases: $2,590,000
      • This is the maximum dollar amount that you can spend before the Section 179 deduction can be granted to your business.
  • 2020 Bonus Depreciation: 100%
    • Available for new or used equipment, the Bonus Depreciation can be taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap has been reached.
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2020 Section 179 Vehicle List

The Section 179 deduction is particularly beneficial if you’ve purchased vehicles for your business use, either in Madison or elsewhere in the United States. The deduction covers vehicles that are purchased, leased, or financed with Section 179 qualified financing. Eligible vehicles include:

  • Passenger Vans: Vehicles that can carry 9 or more passengers behind the driver’s seat.
  • Cargo Vans: Vehicles with a fully enclosed drivers compartment and cargo area, with no seating behind the driver’s seat.
  • Heavy Construction Equipment: Bulldozers, forklifts, backhoes, etc.
  • Tractor Trailers: Standard “over-the-road” models qualify.

2020 Section 179 Deduction Eligibility Requirements

  1. New or used vehicles must be purchased or financed with a qualified lease or loan, and the title must be in the company’s name.
  2. The vehicle must meet a 50% minimum on the amount of time that it is used for company business.
  3. If the vehicle is used less than 100% of the time for company business, the depreciation limits are reduced according to the percentage of personal/other use.
  4. Section 179 deductions only apply to the tax year in which the vehicle is placed in service.

Now That you Know What the 2020 Section 179 Deduction is, Come to Badger Truck & Auto Group

The Section 179 tax deduction provides a great incentive for small businesses in Milwaukee and beyond. If you’d like to know more about how your business can benefit from the Section 179 Deduction, please feel free to contact us online, or call us directly at (414) 344-9500. We carry an outstanding selection of commercial vehicles, as well as a fine inventory of high-quality used vehicles that could be the perfect choice for your business, so come see us today!

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