2012 Tax Incentives for Manufacturing Companies
$1 and $101 buyout leases qualify!
$139,000 Write-off (reduces December 31, 2012)
Section 179 Federal Income Tax Deduction: This deduction allows a company to deduct the first $139,000 of equipment (Section 179 Property) purchased in 2012 from their taxable income. For companies purchasing (or leasing with a $1 or $101 buyout) up to $560,000 of equipment in 2012, this deduction is available in full. It then phases out on a dollar for dollar basis for amounts over $560,000.
50% Bonus Depreciation (expires December 31, 2012)
Additionally,companies can take 50% bonus depreciation on the adjusted basis of their qualified equipment purchased in 2012. Equipment must be purchased and placed into service on or before December 31,2012. S 1 and S 101 buyout leases qualify!
Companies may be eligible for standard depreciation, plus state or local tax incentives.
Taxes go up in 2013!
On December 17,2010 "The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010" (H.R.4853) was signed into law, temporarily increasing the Section 179 deduction limits for 2011 and 2012. These increases are set to expire in 2012 unless new legislation is signed into law. The Section 179 write-off will drop to $25,000 (indexed for inflation) and bonus depreciation will expire. Equipment must be "in-place and in-service" by December 31,2012 to tax advantage of current incentives. Now is the time to invest in new equipment!
Companies should always talk to their accountant to confirm eligibility for tax benefits.