As a business owner, you may be thinking about what improvements can be made, especially with the end of the year fast approaching. Installing or upgrading a security alarm system is always a wise investment. Aside from the benefit of protecting the premises, it also provides tax breaks. If you're curious to learn how, here's what you need to know.
In 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that gave businesses incentives if they invested in a security alarm system, including surveillance via cameras and fire protection alarms. These terms and the costs are specified in Section 179, which states that in 2021, the equipment costs of a new system up to $1,050,000 can be deducted. It's designed for companies that are considered small- to medium-sized. This deduction gives businesses a chance to factor in depreciation upfront instead of year after year.
Security and fire alarm systems installed for a business within the year qualify for this tax incentive.