As we previously mentioned, most equipment will qualify for the Section 179 Deduction. Some of the property and equipment that does not qualify for the Section 179 Deduction is listed below.
- Real Property does not qualify for the Section 179 Deduction. Real Property is typically defined as land, buildings, permanent structures and the components of the permanent structures (including improvements). Other examples of property that would not qualify for the Section 179 Deduction include paved parking areas and fences.
- Air conditioning and heating equipment is generally not eligible for the Section 179 Deduction.
- Property used outside the United States generally does not qualify for the Section 179 Deduction.
- Property that is used to furnish lodging is generally not qualified for the Section 179 Deduction.
- Property acquired by gift or inheritance, as well as property purchased from related parties does not qualify for the Section 179 Deduction (No, you can't sell equipment to yourself and qualify for Section 179).
- Any property that is not considered to be personal property, may not qualify for the Section 179 Deduction.
- Used Equipment (that is new to you) qualifies for Section 179, however used equipment does not qualify for Bonus Depreciation.
Expiration Notice: The 'Small Business Jobs & Credit Act of 2010' allowed taxpayers to expense up to $250,000 of the cost of qualified leasehold improvement property, qualified restaurant property, and qualified retail improvement property. This provision has expired and no longer available to small business owners, so please bookmark this page and check back regularly for possible updated details.