You hear that technology is changing ever so fast these days.  Moore’s law states that processor speeds, or overall processing power for computers, will double every two years. New opinions see technology changing at an even greater pace.  

Should you buy something that could be outdated in two years or less, or should you lease it and trade it in for something with newer technology? Here is a look at your options when it comes to acquiring high-end office technology.

Buying Equipment

What’s in it for me? :
  •   It’s easy – you make the decision to buy, you have the cash, the product is yours
  •   Maintenance agreements are not required
  •   Your newly purchased asset may be fully deductible under Section 179 of the IRS code
  •   Sell the equipment when you want and recoup money spent
 Buyer’s remorse:
  • You tied-up cash that you might need later
  • Technology will change and you’re stuck with outdated equipment

Leasing Equipment

What’s in it for me? :
  • The latest technologies – for your business and to stay ahead of the competition
  • You can budget a set monthly expense for the equipment
  • Maintenance costs can be combined with equipment costs
  • No up-front investment
  • Your newly leased equipment may be fully deductible under Section 179 of the IRS code
Lessee’s remorse:
  • Financing costs may mean you will pay more for the equipment than if you buy
  • No ownership, no chance to recoup money spent
  • If your business needs change, you are still obligated to pay the lease
In the end, you have to do what’s best for your business and always seek the advice from a tax professional.

Knight Office Solutions can help you evaluate your options. We can help you acquire the technology that works best for you and make sure your organization will reach its business goals.

Posted by Veronica Kaupert on 23rd May, 2016 | Trackbacks
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