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What is Section 179?

Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code is a deduction designed to help certain businesses recover part of the costs associated with the purchase of qualifying equipment, including machinery, vehicles, or computer software. Within the construction industry, this can be a vital tool, allowing construction firms to write off the full purchase price of equipment they have bought or financed during the tax year. Whether it’s for acquiring a new excavator, a truck, or upgrading software, the Section 179 incentive directly strengthens financial capabilities of the companies in the construction sector. This, in turn, encourages business growth and economic development. Claiming this deduction can significantly impact a construction company’s overall operating costs, providing potential major tax relief.