2016 Deduction Limit = $500,000
This deduction applies to off-the-shelf software as well as new and used equipment. This limit is only good for the year 2016, and the equipment must be purchased or financed and put into service by the end of the day, 12/31/2016.
2016 Spending Cap on equipment 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 on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a genuine "small business tax incentive."
Bonus Depreciation: 50% for 2016
Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached.
Note: Bonus Depreciation is available for new equipment only.
This is a quick, simplified view of Section 179 Deduction for 2016.