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US Tax Incentives for Software Purchases

Great news for American businesses, Section 179 of the IRS tax code is back again this year!

We blogged and promoted this tax incentive last year for the benefit of our American based businesses, and we are talking about it again to give you the information you need.

Section 179 has changed a bit since last year...but to your BENEFIT!  In 2012 the deduction limit was $139,000 and in 2013 it is $500,000!  As a matter of fact, any qualifying purchases you made back in 2012 are even eligible for the increased higher deduction of $500,000.

Clearly, these deductions can be extremely profitable to your business.  Essentially, Section 179 allows your business to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year.  This is an incentive created by the US government to encourage business investment for spur growth in the economy.

2013 Deduction Limit = $500,000 

This is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software.

2013 Limit on Capital Purchases = $2,000,000

This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced.

2013 Bonus Depreciation = 50%

This is taken after the $2 million limit in capital equipment purchases is reached. Note: Bonus Depreciation is available for new equipment only. Bonus Depreciation can also be taken by businesses that will have net operating losses in 2013.

We had several companies take advantage of this incentive last year in regards to their Windward Software purchases.  It's a great opportunity to free up some cash and invest in a business management software solution that will improve the efficiency of your business.

The savings are significant, so give us a call today and start the process to working smarter and saving time and money with Windward Software.  We too are vested in the US economy with offices located in Dallas, Texas and Chicago, Illinois - we want our business success to be your business success.

Because at Windward Software, "We help you run your business, instead of just reporting on it".

Call us toll free in North America at 1-800-663-5750 or visit us at and learn how our integrated solutions can benefit your business.

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By: Calum Lloyd


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