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Section 179 Tax Deduction Holds Steady at $500,000 Limit


The Section 179 Tax Deduction, a provision under the American Taxpayer Relief Act intended to benefit small and mid-size businesses, will remain at the $500,000 deduction limit for 2017.

Section 179 is the tax code that allows medical professionals to deduct the full purchase of medical equipment from their gross income during a tax year. This deduction is applicable to DRE Medical’s high-quality new and refurbished medical and surgical equipment.

On Dec. 18, 2015, Congress voted to indefinitely re-instate the deduction limit to $500,000 under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act. The PATH act permanently sets the current deduction with inflation allowances for years to come, as outlined on Section179.org.

Section 179 2017 Deduction Information

2017 Deduction Limit: $500,000
2017 Limit on Capital Purchases: $2,000,000
Bonus Depreciation: 50% (extended through 2019)


In order to qualify for Section 179 deductions for 2017, all purchases of capital equipment must be finalized by Dec. 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm. To see how much your facility could save from Section 179 on your 2017 taxes, use this Section 179 Tax Deduction Calculator from Crest Capital.

Don’t miss out on valuable Section 179-eligible savings in 2017! DRE Representatives are ready to help you find the best medical equipment options for your facility. The last shipping day of the year for DRE is Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2017.

*DRE does not endorse any tax filing method and recommends that medical facilities consult a financial adviser to confirm that filing for Section 179 deductions is appropriate.