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July 2006

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Heavy SUVs Still Tax Favored

As of June 7, 2006, the tax law continues to offer special favors for the business purchase of an SUV with a gross vehicle weight rating over 6,000 and under 14,000 pounds (a “heavy” SUV). Here’s how the favors work. The heavy SUV1



qualifies for section 179 expensing of up to $25,000;


does not face the luxury-limit depreciation ceilings that apply to automobiles;


is depreciated to zero, regardless of cost, in the sixth year; and


escapes gas-guzzler taxes of up to $7,700 (the guzzler ... Log in to view full article.

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