Inkjet Address Printers And Tax Incentives

When you own a business, you have to watch every penny-coming in or going out. This is especially true in the mailing industry, where every purchase (whether it be mailing supplies, mailing equipment, or even labor) must be justified by an equal or greater amount of money coming in. You see, every action must have a reaction.

When it comes to buying new equipment (for example, an inkjet address printer), the cost can seem so tremendous, that some business owners can’t see far enough ahead to justify the purchase. Five years to pay off a machine is a long-time plan, and such a purchase would naturally make many smaller business owners wary-even overly cautious.

Fortunately, we have many tax incentives in the US that help to make it safer to invest in equipment, lowering overall cost of operation by lowering our “tax hit”. Many of them even allow the equipment to pay for itself in a shorter amount of time, by giving early tax breaks on the depreciation values of the equipment.

For example, the Small Business Jobs Act (SBA) had provisions that would allow companies to immediately write off the future depreciation of equipment bought before the end of 2010, so long as the company hangs on to the equipment for five years or more. A tax incentive like this can cut payments down significantly, in some cases by 40%! The SBA also created other incentives, like raising the loan caps for small businesses.

Many other incentives exist for small business owners, from special loans to actual tax credits, all of which help those in the mailing industry to invest in new equipment, thus enabling them to take on more work than they otherwise would have been able. And every year, new incentives are created.

This has special meaning when it comes to inkjet address printers, because such equipment actually does open new doors to income that wouldn’t otherwise be obtainable. The speed and ability of a printer directly affects the type of work and the quantity of work a mailer can take on. A machine that can only print 5,000 pieces per hour couldn’t possibly handle a 500,000 piece job. A machine that can only print 2 inches wide wouldn’t do any good if the job required 5 inches of print. The higher the equipment capacity, the more services a company can offer to its clients.

The only solution for businesses in the mailing industry (if they want to expand) is to always gravitate toward upgrading their mailing equipment whenever it comes time to make a purchase. And the tax incentives are intended to support this.

If your inkjetting equipment is aging, or if you’ve decided it’s time to open new possibilities within your mailing business, then talk to your accountant about what tax incentives are available to you now. Use them to your advantage and give your business a wider foundation to build on.