2018 Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation Updates

dollar-943737_1920With the passage and signing into law of H.R.1, also know as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on January 2nd, 2018, the deduction limit for Section 179 increased to $1,000,000 for 2018 and beyond. The limit on equipment purchases increased to $2.5 million. Also, the bonus depreciation is 100% through 2022. The bonus depreciation also now includes used equipment. Continue reading

MyDealer Access – My Equipment Section

CDK MyDealer Access is a 24/7 readily accessible application that will assist you in handling your equipment fleet management via mobile device or computer. In the My Equipment section for a particular machine, you can review service contracts, request new service, monitor the statuses of open work orders and add or review service history. Machine details such as hours are added or updated here. You can indicate in the application that you’re ready to trade or sell the machine or that you no longer own it. Check it out:

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Thanks For Putting Us At The Top Of The List!

Martin Implement would like to express its extreme gratitude to our customers for the feedback they’ve submitted through our SATISFYD survey program. Your support of our dealership has earned us recognition as a 2018 SATISFYD Top Dealer. SATISFYD annually selects its top 55 performers from a client base of over 1,000 equipment dealers. In the words of SATISFYD President & CEO, Ryan Condon, “The Top Dealer Award is presented only to a dealer group that exemplifies superior customer satisfaction, achieves best-in-class customer experience scores and makes a profound impact on the dealership and customers.” Continue reading

Next Week’s UCA Spring Showcase 2018

UCA members: we’re proud to be heading to this year’s Underground Contractors Association of Illinois Spring Showcase to kick off this years construction season. Drop by and visit with us at the exhibit, or during the later festivities. Remember the event is on Tuesday April 17th at Venuti’s Ristorante & Banquets in Addison.

Meet Us At The 2018 IAAP Convention

Join us at the 2018 IAAP convention. The event put together by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, kicks off at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL on April 11th. This event, the largest aggregate industry convention in the Midwest, provides a unique opportunity to expand your business relationships, learn about industry issues, and spend time with friends and colleagues. Continue reading

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau Visits Martin Implement

Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau was in for a visit with Martin Implement’s ownership group this afternoon. Prior to winning the mayoral election in April of last year, Keith was well acquainted with Martin Implement through his business, GroundsKeeper Lawncare. Mayor Pekau was kind enough to acknowledge our company’s 73-year tenure with the village and to ask what resources would benefit the business community. He shared an exciting vision for Orland Park of the future! Continue reading

Come Join Martin Implement at the 2018 iLandscape Show!

The 5th annual iLandscape Show  put together by the ILCA kicks off at the end of this month. As always, a stellar lineup of speakers, education and industry fun is in store, and we look forward to connecting with you.

We’ll be in attendance each of the three days, Wednesday, January 31st through Friday, February 3rd. The show starts at 9 am on Wednesday through Friday until 4:30 pm (ending earlier on Friday) with special scheduled events to follow. Continue reading

5 Key Review Platforms for Landscape Businesses

Positive online reviews are vital for landscape businesses, as they are for any small business. Why? Recent stats indicate people trust online reviews as much as a recommendation from someone they know, and reviews can impact the trust of possible new customers that intend to buy. There’s a guide that’ll go over the top 5 review sites you’ll want to consider if you’re in the landscaping industry and bonus: tips on how to succeed leveraging the platform. Earning positive reviews in the right places can bring customers your way, so you’ll want check out this guide.

Section 179 & Bonus Depreciation Tax Savings for 2017!

dollar-943737_1920The PATH Act, which reinstated bonus depreciation, allows Sec. 179 expensing and more.

  • The updated Section 179 expense provision allows up
 to $510,000, with a $2,030,000 cap on
 expenditures for new and used equipment purchases
  • 50% bonus depreciation on new equipment purchases

Consider investing money in YOUR company and reducing your taxable income. The Section 179 expense allowance is something every business owner should know about since it’s the difference between a capital investment in your business and paying that money as taxes. Continue reading