Congress may vote on HVAC market bill
The U.S. House may vote today on a bill HARDI and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America say is good for HVAC construction.
Called “America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014,” the legislation, introduced by U.S. Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), amends the U.S. tax code and repeals an exclusion of HVAC market equipment from qualified business deductions. HARDI says it would return deduction levels to those from 2010-2013 tax years, permitting business owners to expense up to $500,000 in new equipment and property.
The deduction will phase out after investments exceed $2 million, and adjust for inflation. It also eliminates the $250,000 maximum on real property for qualifying expenses.
“We applaud the efforts of Congressmen Tiberi and Kind,” said Talbot Gee, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International. “Eliminating the exclusion of HVAC units from (tax code section) 179D provides distributors and the entire HVACR industry with significant opportunity to grow their businesses. Further, this legislation provides all small business owners with the type of certainty that is needed when they consider investments into their companies.”
The bill was approved by the House Ways and Means Committee May 2.