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ADA Grassroots Moving on Extending Sec. 179 Tax Provision

February 12, 2015 ADA grassroots members this week received an Action Alert asking them to support legislation that would make permanent the Sec. 179 tax provision that is important to dental practices, both as small businesses and as providers of care. We would like as many ADA members as possible to call their representatives in Congress and ask them to vote yes on H.R. 636, America's Small Business Tax Relief Act.

The Sec. 179 tax provision allows businesses to deduct up to $500,000 for investments in new equipment and property, phasing out for investments exceeding $2 million. Passing a permanent extension would create some needed certainty in the marketplace. Without the permanent extension, many ADA members would find it more difficult to purchase the expensive equipment necessary to deliver high-quality dental care.

Meanwhile, the ADA and the Dental Trade Alliance sent a joint letter to Republican and Democratic leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, urging them to permanently extend the Sec. 179 provision.