Make the Most of Your Section 179 Tax Deduction

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Would You Rather Pay More in Taxes or Invest in New Digital Menu Boards for Increased Revenue Next Year?

The Answer Is Easy: Make the Most of Your Business Tax Deduction by Purchasing New Digital Menu Equipment Before the End of the Year. Owning, operating, or managing a business such as a quick-service restaurant (QSR), café, fast casual restaurant, or dining service is no easy feat and is something to be proud of. This year in 2022, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has made it a bit easier to own or operate such a business, at least as far as expenditures go, like equipment and hardware upgrades. By purchasing new equipment before the end of the year (December 31, 2022), like digital menu boards and accompanying hardware accessories, you’re not only investing in your business for increased revenue next year, you’re also making the most of your business tax deduction.

Section 179 Tax Deduction for 2022

Under the new law, businesses can expense more. According to the IRS:

“a taxpayer may elect to expense the cost of any section 179 property and deduct it in the year the property is placed in service. The new law increased the maximum deduction from $500,000 to $1 million. It also increased the phase-out threshold from $2 million to $2.5 million. For taxable years beginning after 2018, these amounts of $1 million and $2.5 million will be adjusted for inflation.”

“What does this mean for my business?”

Typically, capital expenditures (purchased assets whose usefulness or value to a company exceeds one year) are deducted over a number of years through a process of depreciation, amortization or depletion, rather than being deducted in the year the assets were purchased. The new law increases the bonus depreciation percentage from 50 percent to 100 percent for qualified property acquired (purchased or financed) and placed in service after Sept. 27, 2017, and before Jan. 1, 2023.

As the end of 2022 is nearly upon us, we wanted to remind you (franchisees, franchisors, QSR owners and operators, and dining service managers) that now, before January 1, 2023, might be a good time to purchase that much needed new equipment or update your old tech, like digital menu hardware – monitors, digital menu accessories, computers, media players and even whole upgrades like installation of digital menus that replace static menus. (Need help deciding what equipment works well for your locations? WAND experts can help you tailor your set up and procure upgraded hardware.)

Of course, check with your tax accountant first to ensure your purchase will qualify before you go on a spending spree. There are several qualifying factors and stipulations.

“So, How Do I Get the Deduction?”

Just because you purchase capital equipment, doesn’t mean you automatically get the deduction; you must elect it. To elect to take the deduction, you’ll need to fill out Part 1 of IRS form 4562 and attach to your tax return.

Make the most of this deduction and savings by connecting with us for more information and asking us about WAND’s 40th Anniversary offer on hardware and installation.

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