What trucks are eligible for Section 179?


Tax Treatment: Applies To: Eligible Vehicles:
Up to $11,560 in the first year* Trucks and Cargo Vans under 6,000 lbs. GVWR Transit Connect Van Transit Connect Wagon
Up to $11,160 in the first year* Passenger Automobiles under 6,000 lbs. GVWR Edge, Flex, Escape, Focus, Explorer, Fusion, Fiesta and Taurus

Is there depreciation recapture on vehicles?

There is no depreciation recapture if a loss was realized on the sale of a depreciated asset. In the example above, the business took 100% of the value of the vehicle in depreciation, which is recaptured when calculating the gain on the sale or trade of the vehicle.

What is a 6000 pound vehicle?

Heavy SUV’s, Pickups, and Vans that are more than 50% business-use and exceed 6000 lbs. gross vehicle weight can qualify for at least a partial Section 179 deduction, plus bonus depreciation. Obvious “work” vehicles that have no potential for personal use typically qualify.

What cars are 6000 lbs?


  • GMC SIERRA C1500.
  • GMC SIERRA C2500 HD.
  • GMC SIERRA C3500 HD.
  • GMC SIERRA C3500 HD.
  • GMC SIERRA K1500.
  • GMC SIERRA K2500 HD.

Can I use Section 179 every year?

Yes, Section 179 can be used every year. It was made a permanent part of our tax code with the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act).

Are there limits on depreciation and expensing for luxury cars?

IRC §280F (a) imposes dollar limitations on the depreciation and IRC § 179 expensing deductions that can be taken for passenger automobiles. This limitation is often referred to as the “luxury automobile depreciation limitation,” even though it applies to vehicles not commonly considered “luxury automobiles.”

Do you get 100% expensing on a ram truck?

Now is the time to purchase the additional vehicle (s) needed for your business. 100% expensing for federal income tax purposes may be available on your next Ram Truck purchase. A Ram truck is generally considered qualified property for purposes of section 168 (k) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

Can you depreciate a vehicle as an expense?

This means a taxpayer may elect to treat the cost of any qualified property as an expense allowed as a deduction for the taxable year in which the property is acquired and placed in service. Consult your tax professional to determine your vehicle depreciation and tax benefits.