Section 179 Tax Deduction for Dental Practices

The Section 179 Dental Tax Deduction is up to $3,050,000!

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A Section 179 tax deduction may allow dental practices to take a tax deduction for the cost of qualifying purchases, such as new equipment, in the year it is purchased into service. Section 179 can result in a 2024 tax deduction for up to $3,050,000, help lower your taxable income, and increase cash flow.*

Especially now, as many dental practices are adapting to the current environment by implementing new standards of care, a Section 179 2024 tax deduction could be a win-win. Not only are you investing in your practice with the equipment, technology, and tools needed to become more efficient and provide better care, but you may be also eligible for a tax deduction with Section 179.* New equipment and technology are great examples of tax deductible expenses for dentists with Section 179.

To qualify for a Section 179 tax deduction on your 2024 taxes, you must purchase and place qualifying dental equipment into service by 12/31/2024, in addition to meeting other eligibility criteria under Section 179.*

What are the benefits of Section 179 for dental practices?

A few key takeaways for Section 179 are:

  • Section 179 allows a dental practice to take an immediate deduction for business expenses related to depreciable assets such as equipment, technology, vehicles, software, and more.
  • This allows a dental office to lower their current-year tax liability rather than classifying it as an asset and depreciating it over time in multiple future tax years, as a smaller tax deductions.
  • Section 179 has a maximum tax deduction of $1,220,000, and a value of property purchased to $3,050,000 for 2024.

How does Section 179 work?

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dental equipment before December 31st.

Deduct dental equipment purchases


up to $3,050,000 in equipment costs (with a $3.05 million purchase limit).

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on your taxes when equipment is purchased & placed into service within the same year.




 Section 179* Summary:
  • Up to a $3,050,000 tax deduction
  • $3,050,000 equipment purchase limit
  • 60% first-year bonus depreciation
  • Available on purchases of equipment, technology, off-the-shelf software, roofs; heating, air conditioning, ventilation systems; fire protection, alarms and security systems, and office furniture. (Note: Any improvements must be purchased and placed into service after the original date the property was first placed in service.)


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Finance Equipment or Technology for Your Practice Today! **

Henry Schein Financial Services offers flexible financing programs that can make equipment and technology upgrades affordable. We offer 100% financing, low rates, customized payment programs, and fast approvals.

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* Neither Henry Schein, Inc. nor Henry Schein Financial Services provides tax advice. Please consult with a qualified professional tax advisor to determine your eligibility for a Section 179 tax deduction. Must purchase and place into service by December 31, 2024.

** Rates and programs are subject to change without notice. All transactions are subject to the satisfaction of underwriting guidelines, credit approval by third-party lenders, and documentation requirements, and not all applicants will qualify. Certain other restrictions and additional terms and conditions may apply.

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