November 25, 2014
Please take a moment to contact your members of Congress to encourage the renewal of critical tax incentives that allow dental practices to deduct purchases of certain equipment and property. These “Section 179” tax provisions allow dental practices to deduct up to $500,000 for investments in new equipment and property, phasing out for investments exceeding $2 million.
If Congress does not act to extend these tax incentives, they will revert to much lower deduction levels of $25,000 and $200,000, respectively. Given the cost of high quality dental equipment – such as computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) machines that cost about $150,000, or electronic health records systems that average about $50,000 – these higher incentive levels are extremely important to dental practices. Without the incentive the current law provides, many practices would find it more difficult to purchase the equipment necessary to deliver the high-quality care patients have come to expect from their dentists. Click here to take action now.