There are multiple ways to obtain the equipment you need for your business.
Financing equipment can mitigate the risks inherent in the purchase or large-ticket assets and free cash up for inventory, marketing, research and development, and other costs.
Why Finance Equipment?
- Maintain and free up cash flow
- Benefit from IRS Section 179 (applicable to capital leases)
- Keep up to date with new technology
- Leverage equipment expertise
- 100% financing with zero down payment available in some cases
Equipment Finance Structures
We focus on two options: capital lease or operating lease.
Equipment Finance Agreement (EFA)
Capital Lease: Through an Equipment Finance Agreement (EFA) you make monthly payments over a term period of years and own the equipment once it’s paid off. (A capital lease is sometimes referred to as a finance lease or sales lease.)
This is an on-balance sheet structure. Equipment is recorded as an asset and can be depreciated, which means the payments are not fully tax-deductible.
Save Money With Section 179
However, thanks to Section 179 of the IRS tax code, you can deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and software – up to $1 million – from your gross revenue. You can also deduct 100% of the depreciation.
Here’s an example of how Section 179 works:
|First year write-off:
($1 million maximum in 2019)
|100% Bonus first year depreciation||$190,000|
|Total first year deduction:||$1,190,000|
($1,190,000 x 35% tax rate)
|Equipment cost after tax:
(Assuming a 35% tax bracket)
Fair Market Value (FMV)
Under an operating lease, you make monthly payments on your equipment.
At the end of the term you have the option to buy the equipment at fair market value, return the equipment, finance it again, or lease new equipment.
This is off-balance sheet financing. Most FMV lease payments are 100% tax deductible.
An operating lease is a good option for businesses that need to regularly upgrade to recent models.
Industries and Equipment Funding
Below are some typical industries we serve and common types of equipment requests we process. (This is not an exhaustive list.)
Exclusions: guns, boats, planes.
- Yellow iron: Cranes, excavators, bulldozers, motor graders, wheel loaders, dumpers, loader backhoes, compact track loaders, crawler loaders, etc.
- Rock crushers
- Cement mixers
- Plumbing-related equipment
- Electrical-related equipment
- Mixed fleet data solutions (software)
- CNC machines
- 3D printing equipment
Snow Removal and Landscaping
- Trucks, snowplows and related accessories
- De-icing/salting/sanding equipment including conveyor chain spreaders and hopper spreaders
- Landscaping vehicles and equipment
- POS systems
- Alarms and security technology
- Medical diagnostic equipment
- Dental equipment
- X-Ray machines
Restaurants and Bars
- Cooking and refrigeration equipment including walk-in coolers
- Commercial sinks, work tables, and beverage equipment
- Food display and merchandising equipment
- Dishwashing equipment
- POS systems
- Security systems
- Long-haul sleeper cab*
- New and used trailers including drop decks, double drop decks, lowboys, extendable trailers, flat beds, end dumps, bottom dumps, side dumps, dry vans, hydraulic tails, slide axles, tank trailers, belt trailers, hopper/grain trailers, live floor trailers, chipper trailers.
- Short-haul day cab
* Applicants typically need to have 3 trucks in their fleet already. Exception: We do have startup programs for owners of 1 truck; requires a 25% downpayment.
Towing and Hauling
- Tow trucks
- Dump trucks
- Moving trucks/ Box trucks
- Computers, printers and other electronics
- Hardware and software
- Desks and furniture
- Video and phone equipment
- Seed drills
- Front-end loaders, skid-steer loaders
- Bulk milk cooling tanks
- Milking machines