Vehicle over 6000 lbs tax deduction 2022

Another great tax break, Bonus Depreciation, has been made even better by the TCJA. Bonus Depreciation allows you to deduct a specified percentage of the cost of assets in the year of purchase. This deduction is allowed even if you do NOT have income and has no max amount. You can use this for an unlimited number of purchases. The percentage is doubled to 100% for assets purchased after September 27, 2017. For assets purchased after this date, the $25,000 cap which applies to SUVs and crossovers with a Gross Weight above 6,000 lbs. utilizing Section 179 does not apply to those vehicles utilizing Bonus Depreciation. Assets eligible for Bonus Depreciation now include used assets. The Bonus Depreciation percentage of 100% is temporary and is scheduled to be phased down beginning in 2023.



    Keep in mind that vehicles are subject to limitations on any of the depreciation deductions. The vehicle must be used at least 50% for business to qualify. Also, there are top end deductions for different classes of vehicles. For example, small cars under 6,000 lbs., Luxury autos, are capped at $18,000 of depreciation in the first year, $10,000 if bonus deprecation is not taken due to luxury auto limitations, the IRS has imposed to help discourage the depreciation of high value vehicles. SUVs and crossovers with Gross Weight above 6,000 lbs. are capped at $25,000 if Section 179 is taken. SUVs and crossovers with Gross Weight above 6,000 lbs. do not have a cap if Bonus Depreciation is taken. Pickups and vans with no rear passenger seating that are above 6,000 lbs. also do not have a cap. Every major brand of pickup (1/2 ton and up) are over 6,000-pounds for purposes of this deduction. This includes Ford, Ram, Chevrolet, Toyota, GMC, and Nissan. When you get down to the mid-sized trucks you might be surprised to find that some of these are right on the line. A 2018 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab is over the weight limit, but the extended cab is not, so it might save enough in taxes to make it worthwhile to upgrade to the bigger size. If Section 179 or Bonus depreciation is used standard mileage rates cannot be used for any periods after the year deprecation is taken and actual auto expenses (fuel, tires, repairs, etc.) must be tracked going forward.


    Another great automobile deduction that is often overlooked is the mileage deduction. This is a unique deduction because it does not matter how much you actually spend but matters how much you drive. This is the deduction you use if you are not depreciating the cost of your vehicle. This would be used when mileage is a better deduction than depreciation, or when depreciation is not allowed (for example if you used your vehicle less than 50% for business).

    The mileage rate is increasing from the 2021 tax year amount of 57.5 cents per mile. This year it has changed and is split.  Pay close attention to this important change:

    • 1/1 – 6/30/22     58.5 cents per mile
    • 7/1 – 12/31/22  62.5 cents per mile

    This deduction is much easier than keeping track of your expenses for gasoline, oil changes, tire replacement, etc. Keep in mind, however, that you cannot double dip and use the mileage deduction in addition to expensing your gasoline, oil changes, tire replacement, etc or. In addition, if Section 179 or Bonus depreciation is used standard mileage rates cannot be used for any periods after the year deprecation is taken and actual auto expenses (fuel, tires, repairs, etc.) must be tracked going forward.

    Which Vehicles Qualify

    Here is a quick reference to some vehicles that are over 6,000-pounds GVWR. There may be others not listed here, I highly recommend you look on the inside of the driver’s door to verify the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, sometimes equipment and options push a vehicle over the limit to qualify, and conversely a lack of options can keep a vehicle from qualifying, so do your homework!

    IMPORTANT:  This is the list of 2022 models that qualify, however, in 99% of the cases, the 2023 models of the same vehicle will have a higher-not lower GVWR.

    • Audi
      • e-tron
      • Q7
      • Q8
    • Bentley

      • Bentayga
    • BMW
      • iX
      • X5
      • X6
      • X7
    • Buick
      • Enclave
    • Cadillac
      • XT5
      • XT6
      • Escalade
    • Chevrolet
      • Blazer
      • Silverado
      • Suburban
      • Tahoe
      • Traverse
    • Chrysler
      • Pacifica
    • Dodge
      • Durango
      • Grand Caravan
    • Ford
      • Expedition
      • Explorer
      • F-150
      • Larger pickups
    • GMC
      • Acadia
      • HUMMER
      • Sierra
      • Yukon, Yukon XL
    • Genesis
      • GV80 3.5T 
    • Honda
      • Odyssey
      • Ridgeline 4WD
      • QX80
      • QX56
    • Jeep:
      • Gladiator Rubicon
      • Grand Cherokee
      • Grand Wagoneer
      • Wagoneer
    • Land Rover
      • Range Rover
      • Discovery
    • Lexus
      • GX460
      • LX570
      • LX600
    • Lincoln
      • Aviator
      • MKT AWD
      • Navigator
    • LUCID
      • Lucid Air
    • Mercedes-Benz
      • G550
      • GLS
      • GLE
      • Metris
      • Sprinter
    • Nissan
      • Armada
      • NV 1500
      • NVP 3500
      • Titan
    • Ram

      • RAM Promaster 1500-3500
      • RAM 1500 TO 3500
    • Rivian 
      • R1T
    • Porsche
      • Cayenne
      • Taycan
    • Subaru

      • Ascent
    • Tesla
      • Model X
    • Toyota
      • 4Runner
      • Landcruiser
      • Sequoia
      • Tundra
    • Volkswagen

      • Atlas V6 4Motion
      • ID.4 Pro S AWD
    • Volvo

      • XC90


    While every effort was made to make sure this list is accurate, Car Pro Radio Network, CarPro and its affiliates are not responsible for errors or omissions.

    Always consult with your tax professional.


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