Posted December 7, 2016

Larson offers tax deduction tips for commerical lighting

Help your company and your customers take maximum advantage of Section 179D tax write offs for energy efficient commercial interior lighting systems.

Initial costs for energy efficient lighting systems can be overwhelming. But the US government wants you to invest in them, because it can help curb energy consumption.

This puts you —the business or building owner — at a huge advantage.

According to the “Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction,” which is part of IRC Code Section 179D, you could potentially receive some serious tax deductions (note: this is not a credit) for purchasing commercial fixtures like LEDs with energy saving benefits.

The best part is, almost all new constructed commercial buildings of any size qualifies for this incentive.

In order to leverage this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, you first have to qualify for the deduction.

To find out if you qualify, check out our article guide, which can help you understand how the incentive program works:

Tax Write Offs for Energy Efficient Commercial Interior Lighting Systems (179D)

Based on data from the Energy Cost Savings Council, it is possible to achieve a 45 percent annual ROI rate for investments in energy efficient lighting systems. This means without factoring in tax deductions, you could potentially get your hard-earned money back in 2.2 years. With the 179D tax deductions, you could get your money back even faster.

One last thing: Section 179D covers energy efficiency. But do not forget about Section 179, which allows businesses to write off up to $500,000 in equipment purchases for 2016.

The incentives are there waiting for you. The only thing you have to do is take advantage of them! Learn more at