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Invest in your Phototherapy Practice with a Tax Break from Section 179

Those who make equipment purchasing decisions for hospitals, medical offices or other healthcare facilities know how important it is to continually re-invest in order to provide patients with the highest quality of care.  So keep in mind, if your 2018 budget calls for investment in capital equipment such as phototherapy devices, Section 179 of the IRS tax code could offer you a significant tax break!


All Daavlin clinical phototherapy devices, including our feature-packed   NeoLuxqualify for the Section 179 incentive and are 100% tax deductible!





What is Section 179?

Through Section 179, the U.S. government provides businesses with an incentive to buy qualifying equipment now rather than later and deduct the full purchase price during the current tax year rather than writing it off over time through depreciation.  The idea is to encourage businesses, which include dermatology clinics, to invest in themselves by adding capital equipment – equipment that they use to improve their operations and further increase their revenue.

How does it work?

With Section 179, you qualify for the deduction when you purchase new qualifying equipment and put it into service by December 31 of the same year.  The table on the right shows how you can purchase new Daavlin phototherapy equipment and make Section 179 work for you!  However, Section 179 does come with some limitations such as a 2018 deduction limit of $1,000,000 per piece of equipment and a 2018 total spending cap (on equipment purchases) of $2,500,000.

Why invest in phototherapy?

Besides being a safe and effective treatment option for your psoriasis, vitiligo and atopic dermatitis patients, phototherapy reimbursements have recently increased by nearly 40% and offer an even more significant revenue stream to any practice.  To see your revenue potential, use our helpful Revenue Calculator.

Now is the time!

Section 179 is not set in stone.  It can change from year to year without notice and is a “Use-It-or-Lose-It” write-off, so be sure to take advantage of this generous tax code opportunity while it’s available.  There’s still time in 2018 to get your new phototherapy device!  Make sure that your clinic is leveraging the Section 179 Deduction this year by giving us a call at 419.633.3414 or by emailing us at