Section 179 Property

Find out what types of business equipment, vehicles and software are eligible for deduction.

Section 179 property overview.

If you have been looking online for information about Section 179 property, you have come to the right place. Balboa Capital is a top-rated business lender that knows all about Section 179, and this website page will give you a better understanding of how Section 179 works, and what types of property, also referred to as “equipment,” qualify for a deduction.

Business equipment expenses can add up quickly, especially if your company is experiencing strong growth. Fortunately, the Section 179 tax deduction can help reduce the financial burden that comes with purchasing or financing equipment. It allows eligible Section 179 property to be deducted in the year it is purchased and put into use. One huge benefit of Section 179 is that is covers many types of business property, including used equipment.

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How to find out what is eligible.

There are several ways to find out if your equipment qualifies for the Section 179 deduction. You can look at the Section 179 section on the IRS website. It has lots of helpful information, including a lengthy list of equipment that falls under the Section 179 “umbrella.”

Next, you can you contact your tax professional or accountant to find out if the equipment you want is eligible for this tax incentive. Or, you can look at our list of common property types that qualify.

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Equipment financing works with Section 179

If the equipment you want for your business qualifies for Section 179, you can write-off your payments on your upcoming tax return. Once you are ready to move forward with an equipment financing program, Balboa Capital can help. Our easy approval requirements and same-day funding are just what you need. 

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Section 179 property: What you can deduct.

Business vehicles

Business vehicles

Business computers

Business computers

Office equipment

Office equipment

Machinery

Machinery

Off-the-shelf software

Off-the-shelf software

Horticulture structures

Horticulture structures