How to Get Tax Deductions on Mercedes-Benz Fleet Vehicles

Fleet vehicles are essential to the operations of a variety of different businesses, but they can also prove to be expensive purchases sometimes. Fortunately, the government offers a number of different tax deduction offers—including entire write-offs—on certain fleet vehicles. Learn how these different tax deductions work, and then take a look at popular fleet vehicles that qualify for this program like Metris and Sprinter vans.


How to Qualify for Tax Deductions and Write-Offs

Running through the tax code can sometimes prove to be a bit overwhelming, but with a little help it becomes clear that there are some huge deductions and write-offs available in Section 179 of the tax code:

  • Deductions: If you’re purchasing a vehicle that weight between 6,000 and 14,000 pounds (GVW), then it qualifies for Section 179 of the tax code. This means that you can expense up to $25,000 of your purchase, as well as 50% for bonus depreciation and regular depreciation.
  • Write-Offs: Some vehicles within Section 179 are available for a full write-off. This includes: vehicles with a cargo area measuring six feet or more in length that is not accessible from the passenger area, vans with nine-passenger seating or more, and vehicles with no rear seats.

Vehicles That Qualify


Mercedes-Benz Metris Minivan

If you’re looking for a van that offers significant levels of utility in a more manageable configuration, the Mercedes-Benz Metris will prove to be an appealing choice. A midsize minivan, the Metris is available in both cargo van and passenger van configurations. The Passenger model provides seating for seven or eight passengers, while the Cargo model gives you 186 cubic feet of cargo space to work with. Powering the Metris is a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four engine that makes 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and gets up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg highway and 21 mpg city.

Mercedes-Benz Metris Minivan
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Also available in both passenger and cargo configurations, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van is a full-size van that gives you best-in-class interior volume, passenger seating for up to 12, extended roof and wheelbase options, and a max cargo volume or 319.1 cubic feet. Choose from turbocharged inline-four and a turbo-diesel V6 engines, as well as either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. You’ll also get a dual transfer case. When properly equipped, the Sprinter Van can tow up to 7,500 pounds and handle a payload of up to 3,513 pounds.


Learn  More About Fleet Tax Deductions at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania

Navigating the tax code can be difficult and frustrating at times, but the finance experts at Vin Devers Autohaus of Sylvania are happy to help you secure the best tax deductions and write-offs available to you. Stop in and see us at 5570 Monroe St. in Sylvania, OH. We have a full lineup of new fleet vehicles in stock at our dealership, and we’re here to answer your questions Monday through Saturday.

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