For the 2008 income tax filing, a medical facility may be able to utilize Section 179 to deduct the full purchase of as much as $250,000 in medical equipment from their taxable income
Louisville, KY (Vocus) October 22, 2008
DRE Inc. - named by Business First of Louisville as one of the fastest-growing businesses in Louisville, Ky. — now sells professionally refurbished ultrasound machines. DRE’s extensive lineup of affordable ultrasound machines includes systems from many popular brands, including GE, Siemens/Acuson, Philips, HP and Medison.
Refurbished ultrasound machines from DRE are designed for a variety of study areas, including cardiac, OB/GYN and vascular ultrasound studies. Dependable ultrasound systems for each study-type are available from DRE in portable and mobile stand-alone options.
Each refurbished ultrasound system sold by DRE is put through a multi-point inspection and biomedical engineering process. Each ultrasound machine is reconditioned to be as close as possible to the standards of the original equipment manufacturer.
Refurbished ultrasound machines from DRE provide hospitals, surgery centers and other healthcare facilities with a low-cost option for digital and sonogram imaging, says Tim Jarm, DRE’s Chief Operating Officer.
“Today, ultrasound machines are more compact and more readily available to all healthcare facilities,” says Jarm. “Refurbished ultrasound machines from DRE also cost as much 50% less than new machines.”
Refurbished ultrasound machines from DRE are available with a variety of special features and capabilities, including DICOM, 3D/4D, printers, VCRs and docking stations. Laptop-style portable units, such as the GE Logiqbook and the Siemens/Acuson Cypress, and full-sized units on wheels, such as the Philips HDI 5000 and the HP Image Point (HX), are available from DRE.
DRE reminds its customers that medical equipment purchased in 2008, such as refurbished ultrasound machines, could be eligible for Section 179 deductions.
“For the 2008 income tax filing, a medical facility may be able to utilize Section 179 to deduct the full purchase of as much as $250,000 in medical equipment from their taxable income,” says Jarm. “This is about twice the amount that could be deducted the previous year, and potentially makes 2008 an ideal year to invest in a refurbished ultrasound machine.”
DRE acknowledges that filing for Section 179 deductions requires planning. DRE does not endorse any tax filing method and recommends that medical facilities consult a financial adviser to confirm that filing for Section 179 deductions is appropriate.
In addition to the refurbished ultrasound machines, DRE sells a wide range of new and refurbished medical and surgical equipment. DRE’s exclusive brand of equipment includes the DRE Waveline Plus Vital Signs Monitor, the DRE Integra SP II MRI-Compatible Anesthesia Workstation and the DRE Maxx Luxx II Operating Room Lighting System.
About DRE Inc.
DRE is a premier operating room and medical equipment supplier. DRE provides a combination of new and professionally refurbished or used medical equipment to industry professionals around the globe. For the second consecutive year, DRE has been named by Business First of Louisville as one of the 50 fastest growing businesses in the Greater Louisville area. Business First of Louisville also named DRE as a finalist for “Small Business Leader of the Year.”
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