A Section 179 deduction can be taken for the cost of equipment that your business leases. This provision also applies to Equipment Financing Agreements.
How it works:
Generally, when you lease equipment you pay off the lease in small increments of an extended period of time. However, if you decided to elect a Section 179 deduction for qualifying equipment
, you can deduct the full amount of the property in the year that it is put into service. This means that you will deeduct the full amount of the equipment without paying the full amount in that year. In some cases, this will actually result in a profit and can significantly help with your business' cash flow.
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