Section 179: The Benefits & Importance of knowing about it

December 15th, 2023 by

SprinterWhat Is Section 179? Section 179 of the U.S. internal revenue code is an immediate expense deduction that business owners can take for purchases of depreciable business equipment instead of capitalizing and depreciating the asset over a period of time. Which can be extremely helpful for business owners looking to purchase large size SUVs or sprinter vans. Vehicles can be purchased new or used but the vehicle must be utilized more than 50% of the time for business purposes. Even if you use your vehicle partially for personal use, you may be able to take advantage of a Section 179 tax deduction.


Section 179 Overview:

  • Full Deduction: Section 179 allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment or vehicles in the year it’s placed in service, rather than depreciating it over several years.
  • Qualifying Property: To qualify, the Sprinter van should be used for business purposes more than 50% of the time and be new or used property purchased or financed during the tax year.


Section 179 is vital for businesses looking to invest in assets like Sprinter vans. It encourages businesses to invest in growth by allowing them to deduct the full purchase price upfront, providing immediate tax benefits and supporting operational needs without compromising cash flow. For many small and medium-sized businesses, this deduction can make a significant difference in their ability to acquire essential assets.

However, tax laws and regulations are subject to change, so it’s essential for business owners to consult with tax professionals or accountants to understand the current rules, limitations, and eligibility criteria regarding Section 179 deductions for purchasing a Sprinter van or any other qualifying equipment.

Benefits of Section 179 for Purchasing a Sprinter Van:

  1. Immediate Tax Relief: Rather than spreading out deductions over multiple years through depreciation, Section 179 allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price (up to the specified limit) in the year the Sprinter van is put into service. This provides immediate tax relief and can significantly reduce taxable income for that year.
  2. Preserving Cash Flow: By allowing the full deduction upfront, businesses can preserve cash flow. This can be particularly advantageous for small businesses or startups that might need the Sprinter van for operations but prefer not to tie up capital.
  3. Lower Total Cost of Ownership: The tax savings from Section 179 can effectively lower the total cost of owning the Sprinter van, making it more affordable in the long run.
  4. Flexibility in Financing Options: Whether the Sprinter van is purchased outright or financed through a lease or loan, Section 179 can be applied to the full purchase price, providing flexibility in how the vehicle is acquired.

Where to go to purchase a sprinter?

Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz of Edison, your destination for acquiring the next Sprinter vehicle that perfectly matches your business or personal needs. Our dedicated team stands ready to assist you in exploring the extensive range of Sprinter models, ensuring you find the ideal fit for your requirements. Whether you seek a versatile cargo van or a reliable passenger van, our dealership offers expertise and a commitment to unparalleled service. For inquiries, guidance, or to schedule a test drive, call us today. Let us elevate your Sprinter experience and drive your aspirations forward. Visit us at New Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vans For Sale | Ray Catena Edison or in store at 910 Route 1, Edison, New Jersey. Feel free to call as well if you have any questions.

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