To ensure compliance with the \u201cplaced in service\u201d rule, drive the vehicle at least one business mile on or before December 31, 2022. In other words, you want to both own and drive the vehicle to ensure that it qualifies for the big deductions.\n\n\n\nNow that you have the basics, let\u2019s get to the tax deductions.\n\n\n\n1. Buy a New or Used SUV, Crossover Vehicle, or Van\n\n\n\nLet\u2019s say that on or before December 31, 2022, you or your corporation buys and places in service a new or used SUV or crossover vehicle that the manufacturer classifies as a truck and that has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 6,001 pounds or more. This newly purchased vehicle gives you four benefits:\n\n\n\n\nThe ability to elect bonus depreciation of 100 percent\n\n\n\nThe ability to select Section 179 expensing of up to $27,000\n\n\n\nMACRS depreciation using the five-year table\n\n\n\nNo luxury limits on vehicle depreciation deductions\n\n\n\n\nExample. On or before December 31, 2022, you buy and place in service a qualifying used $50,000 SUV for which you can claim 90 percent business use. Your business cost is $45,000 (90 percent x $50,000). Your maximum write-off for 2022 is $45,000.\n\n\n\n2. Buy a New or Used Pickup\n\n\n\nIf you or your corporation buys and places in service a qualifying pickup truck (new or used) on or before December 31, 2022, then this newly purchased vehicle gives you four big benefits:\n\n\n\n\nBonus depreciation of up to 100 percent\n\n\n\nSection 179 expensing of up to $1,050,000\n\n\n\nMACRS depreciation using the five-year table\n\n\n\nNo luxury limits on vehicle depreciation deductions\n\n\n\n\nTo qualify for full Section 179 expensing, the pickup truck must have\n\n\n\n\na GVWR of more than 6,000 pounds, and\n\n\n\na cargo area (commonly called a \u201cbed\u201d) of at least six feet in interior length that is not easily accessible from the passenger compartment.\n\n\n\n\nShort bed. If the pickup truck passes the more-than-6,000-pound-GVWR test but fails the bed-length test, tax law classifies it as an SUV. That\u2019s not bad. The vehicle is still eligible for either expensing of up to the $27,000 SUV expensing limit or 100 percent bonus depreciation.\n\n\n\nIf you would like to discuss vehicle strategies, please call me on my direct line at xxx-xxx-xxxx.