Components of Management Account Services: Save Taxes, Bonus Depreciation, and Law

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When purchasing management account services, it is expected that tax incentives will be distributed over the entire transaction duration, resulting in small tax savings over time. But why do you have to wait? Employers can invest in their business and take advantage of bonus depreciation and section 179, resulting in significant tax savings. 

This blog post explains how deductions work and how you can save the most taxes.

What is a deduction, and how do they work? 

In Section 179, you can deduct the entire cost of a qualified new or used business item, and with bonus depreciation, you can deduct a portion of the cost. With 100% bonus amortization available, both options allow you to amortize the entire amount purchased in the same year. 

The asset must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the deduction:

Substantial products: This includes tangible items that weigh over 6,000 pounds, such as office furniture, equipment, computer software, and company cars.

Improvements to the interior: Land and buildings do not fall under Section 179, but internal changes. Fire alarms, security systems, canopies and HVAC systems are just a few examples. To qualify for bonus amortization, qualified improvements must be made after the facility is operational. Building extensions, elevators, escalators and other internal structural changes are not covered.

Used in the business world: To qualify for Section 179 and bonus depreciation, the asset must be used in the business for at least 50% of the time.

Is there a limit to the deduction? 

For 2021, Section 179 is limited to a maximum deduction of $ 1,050,000, and all equipment purchased by the company cannot exceed $ 2,620,000. Bonus amortization is currently offered at 100%, but should be reduced to Section 179 allows you to allocate deductions over time:

80% after December 31, 2022, and before January 1, 2024.

60% after December 31, 2023, and before January 1, 2025.

40% after December 31, 2024, and before January 1, 2026.

20% after December 31, 2025, and before January 1, 2027

  • For example, you can amortize half of your purchases in advance and spread the rest over the next few years to increase the flexibility of your deductions. Also, note that the deduction is limited to the company’s net income, so the company must have an income tax service provider to benefit from Section 179. 
  •  For example, if you have a net income of $ 60,000 and purchase a device worth $ 70,000, the deduction is limited to $ 60,000. As long as your payment allows, you can bring in the remaining $ 10,000 the following year. With bonus amortization, all costs must be deducted within one year. However, in contrast to Section 179, this deduction has no income limit. 
  • There is no limit to the deduction amount, as it covers 100% even if you make a purchase that exceeds your net income. 
  • Employers can claim both section 179 and bonus depreciation, but section 179 must be obtained first. It also needs to be applied to various purchases. 
  • For example, you can claim section 179 for company cars and bonus depreciation for office furniture. Contact one of FinBridge’s online tax professionals to discuss all options.

Maximized tax and keep your stress level low. 

Bonus Depreciation and Section 179 can save a lot of tax on your company. With these great perspectives, the FinBridge team is here to help you maximize your tax savings! Allows FinBridge to handle headaches and put more money in your pocket to regain time. Experienced accountants, business bookkeeping services and auditors can help you with your finances all year long!