Advantages of Business Equipment Leasing

By: Jeremy Maddock

This lack of up front costs allows you to keep more of your capital to make valuable investments in growing your business.

Another advantage of leasing equipment is the potential for protection against obsolescence. When buying a new computer, for example, you can negotiate a fairly short lease term, then upgrade to newer machines before the old ones are out-of-date.

That way the gently used computers can be re-sold as refurbished consumer products, while your business never has to do without the top-of-the-line equipment it needs.

Finally, leasing business equipment can come with substantial tax advantages.

Depending on the way that your lease is structured, it may be possible to deduct all of your payments as business expenses, offsetting depreciation costs.

It is a good idea to speak with a tax professional to ensure that your leasing arrangement qualifies as a business expense, and can be fully written off against your end-of-year tax bill.

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