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Section 179 Depreciation for U.S. States

States with Differences in Section 179 Depreciation Allowances


States Whose Laws Differ from Federal Laws for Section 179 Deductions

Section 179 depreciation deductions allow businesses to take accelerated depreciation on assets put into use in a specific tax year. This increased depreciation allows the business to increase deductions for depreciation and was put into effect to provide incentives to businesses to purchase capital assets.

The following states have amounts and rules for Section 179 deductions that differ from those of the federal government. If your business operates in one of these states, check with your tax adviser to determine how this deduction might affect your state income taxes:

  • Alaska
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgie
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • New Hampshire
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Wisconsin

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