Section 179 Calculator – Maximize Your Tax Savings

This tool helps you quickly calculate your Section 179 tax deduction for business equipment expenses.

Section 179 Calculator

Use this calculator to estimate the tax savings from the Section 179 deduction for your new equipment.

How to Use:

  • Enter the cost of the equipment.
  • Specify the bonus depreciation percentage (if any).
  • Enter the useful life of the equipment in years.
  • Specify your tax rate.
  • Click Calculate to see your depreciation tax savings.

About the Calculation:

The Section 179 calculator estimates the first-year depreciation tax savings by considering the cost of the equipment, bonus depreciation (if applicable), MACRS (Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System) depreciation over the useful life of the equipment, and your tax rate. The result shown is the tax savings for the first year.


  • Assumes all inputs are accurate.
  • Does not account for mid-year convention or half-year convention adjustments.
  • Only provides estimates based on the provided parameters and does not replace professional financial advice.

Use Cases for This Calculator

Calculate Section 179 Deduction for Equipment Purchase

Enter the total cost of the equipment you purchased in the specified field. The calculator will automatically determine the maximum deduction you can claim under Section 179 of the tax code based on the cost entered.

Adjust Deduction with the Bonus Depreciation Amount

You have the option to include any bonus depreciation amount in addition to the Section 179 deduction. Input the bonus depreciation in the designated field to see the total deduction amount you can claim on your equipment purchase.

Estimate Tax Savings with Deductions

Once you have entered the necessary figures, the calculator will display an estimated tax savings amount. This will give you an idea of how much you can save on your taxes by utilizing the Section 179 deduction and bonus depreciation.

Compare Scenarios with Different Equipment Costs

Experiment with various equipment costs to see how the Section 179 deduction amount changes accordingly. You can compare different scenarios to understand the impact of your equipment purchase on tax savings using the interactive calculator.

Review Deduction Limits and Phase-Out Thresholds

Understand the deduction limits and phase-out thresholds by reviewing the detailed breakdown provided by the calculator. See how the deduction amount changes as your equipment costs approach the limits set by the tax code.

Plan Your Equipment Purchase Budget

Use the calculator to plan your equipment purchase budget effectively. By knowing the maximum deduction you can claim, you can make informed decisions on the type and cost of equipment to maximize your tax savings.

Optimize Tax Strategy for Business Investments

Optimize your tax strategy for business investments by utilizing the Section 179 calculator. Calculate the potential tax savings on equipment purchases and align your investment decisions with your tax planning goals.

Get Real-Time Calculations for Quick Decision Making

Get real-time calculations on deduction amounts to make quick and informed decisions. The calculator provides instant results, allowing you to adjust figures on the go and see how they impact your tax savings.

Utilize User-Friendly Interface for Easy Navigation

Experience seamless navigation through the user-friendly interface of the calculator. Inputting figures and understanding the results is hassle-free, enabling you to focus on analyzing different scenarios effortlessly.

Save Time and Effort with Automated Calculations

Save time and effort on manual calculations by using the automated Section 179 calculator. Let the tool handle complex tax deductions and savings calculations while you concentrate on strategizing your equipment purchases efficiently.

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