2020 has been an unpredictable year, to say the least, but you know what hasn't changed? The fact that you can still rely on a handy piece of IRS tax code to save on gear before the end of the year. That's right, we're here to talk about Section 179.

When planning out the scope of your studio for 2021, studio owners can take advantage of Section 179 to make large purchases before the end of December and deduct the price of their new gear from their 2020 gross income.

You may be thinking, "I got into studios to avoid hard math," but Section 179 really isn't as complicated as you may think. In fact, it's actually quite simple and the savings can have a drastic effect on your bottom line. Let's dive into talking about Section 179.

What is Section 179?

Section 179 "allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year." This means that if you purchase a piece of equipment or large package from Vintage King before December 31st, 2020, you can deduct the full purchase price (up to $1,040,000) from your gross income of this year.

What If I'm Leasing Or Financing My Purchase?

If you're leasing or financing gear through Vintage King, you can still take advantage of Section 179. In many cases, if you are leasing or financing a purchase, you can still claim some or all of the deduction upfront. By doing so, you could end up with $0 or less out of pocket in your first year of owning your new equipment and have it up and running in your studio before any net payments are due.

Are There Limits To Section 179?

Yes, Section 179 has its limits. As mentioned previously the cap to the total amount written off is $1,040,000 for 2020. The limit to the total amount of equipment that can be purchased for 2020 is $2,590,000. After $2,590,000, the deduction "begins to phase out on a dollar-for-dollar basis." Once $3,630,000 is reached the deduction goes away all together, as this is meant for businesses that are small to medium in size.

How Can Vintage King Help?

For over 25 years, Vintage King has specialized in helping build, design, and outfit recording, mixing, and mastering studios. If you're ready to add to your studio before the end of 2020, our team of Audio Consultants are here to help and advise on gear purchases.

Jeff-EhrenbergReady to get new gear and take advantage of Section 179 before 2020 is over? Contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 866.644.0160.