Lower Your Tax Liability
With a cash, bank loan or finance type lease purchase you normally recapture some of your cash expenses by claiming depreciation on the equipment according to the IRS accepted “useful life” of that equipment. You may also claim the interest portion as an expense during the term of any repayment. Depreciation, however, can be spread over 5-7 years on long-lived equipment. The same equipment on an FMV lease can (effectively) be 100% expensed during whatever lease term you select for the lease. For example: you enter into a 36 month FMV lease on equipment that would otherwise have to be depreciated over say, 5 years and you will effectively have written off all of its value in just 3 years, instead of 5!