Maximize 2023 Tax Benefits with Section 179: An Industrial Equipment Guide and AI Answer Bot

As we approach the end of the tax year, it’s essential for businesses to explore the benefits of Section 179 of the IRS Tax Code. This provision offers a unique opportunity for businesses to save on taxes and improve cash flow by deducting the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and software. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of Section 179, explain its significance, and offer insights into why you should consider utilizing it now, with a special nod to the advantages of used surplus equipment available through your friends here HGR!

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Tax Savings and Cash Flow Impact 

The benefits of Section 179 are substantial. For instance, a business in the 35% tax bracket that buys a $200,000 CNC machine can reduce the true cost to $130,000, resulting in $70,000 in cash savings. This provision essentially allows businesses to take a more significant depreciation deduction in the year of purchase, positively impacting cash flow, especially when the equipment is financed. 

Eligibility and Limitations 

To qualify for Section 179, the equipment must be purchased (or financed/leased) and put into service between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. This deduction is available for both new and used industrial equipment like that listed here at (as well as off-the-shelf software, but that’s not our jam). The time is now to consider your upcoming purchases to see if buying before year-end is right for your situation. 

It’s important to note that the deduction begins to phase out dollar-for-dollar after $2,890,000 in equipment purchases and completely phases out at $4,050,000. 


Comparing Section 179 to Other Depreciation Methods 

Unlike traditional depreciation, which spreads the cost of an asset over its useful life, Section 179 allows businesses to deduct the entire depreciation amount in the first year. Another option is Bonus Depreciation, typically applied after reaching the Section 179 Spending Cap. In 2023, Bonus Depreciation offers an 80% deduction for both new and used equipment. 

Seeking Professional Guidance 

Given the complexities and nuances of tax codes, it’s crucial for businesses to consult with a tax professional. They can provide tailored advice on how Section 179 applies to your specific situation and help you maximize the available tax benefits. 

Clearly, Section 179 is a valuable tax incentive that can lead to significant savings and improved cash flow for businesses that buy or trade in industrial equipment. By understanding Section 179 eligibility, limitations, and comparing it to other depreciation methods, you can make informed decisions that benefit your bottom line. Don’t miss out on this opportunity as the tax year draws to a close; explore the benefits of Section 179 today, and consider how HGR, Inc.’s surplus equipment can provide a double benefit of cost savings and potential eligibility for this valuable deduction. 


Interested in more specific guidance for your scenario? Check out our HGR Section 179 Bot powered by ChatGPT, or discuss your equipment needs and timing with your HGR sales rep. We’re here to help, so let’s save you more money and improve your cash flow with some Section 179 love! 


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