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Tax breaks and vendor pricing that's set to change add up to restaurant equipment savings

The end of the year will bring the end of some opportunities for you to save money on restaurant equipment purchases, with a bigger tax credit set to expire and new pricing to be implemented by 45 of our manufacturers, with a baker’s dozen more to follow by the beginning of February.

First, the good news: Through the end of 2012, the Jobs Act of 2010 allows deductions for restaurant equipment and other purchases made for businesses up to 100 percent of $139,000, then 50 percent up to $560,000. All you have to do is buy the pieces and put them into service before Dec. 31. After the start of the year, that Section 179 deduction is currently set to fall back down to the usual $20,000.

So, what does that mean for you? Well, it means you could use a tax credit to essentially pay for part of your restaurant equipment purchase, so you either keep that savings or use it to increase your buying power. The Section 179 deduction for 2012 could be a huge boon for any eatery looking to get new fixtures for the kitchen or dining room.

Now, the other good news: You have a few more weeks to save more money by making those restaurant equipment purchases before prices go up for some of our most popular manufacturers. In some cases the new costs impact only a few lines, while other vendors are increasing them across the board. These sorts of price adjustments happen fairly regularly, but you don’t always get this kind of warning that enables you to save money.

Among the restaurant equipment vendors that will be adjusting their prices at the start of 2013 are:

Prices for 3M products will change Jan. 1.Arctic Air products at Katom.com will have new prices beginning Jan. 1.Berkel will give its products new prices Jan. 1.All Bunn products will have new prices after Jan. 1Cal-Mil products will have new prices for 2013.Cambro products will have new prices after Jan. 1.Prices for Carlisle products will change Jan. 2.Comark products will have new prices Jan. 1.Cook Tek products will have new prices Jan. 1.Correll products will have new prices Jan. 1.Cuno products will have new prices Jan. 1.Detecto products will have new prices Jan. 1.Dinex by Carlisle products will have new prices Jan. 2.Duke products will have new prices after Jan. 2.Electrolux products will have new prices after Jan. 1.Follett products will have new prices starting Jan. 1.Koala Kare products will have new prices Jan. 1.Lang products will have new prices Jan. 1.Marko by Carlisle products will have new prices Jan. 2.Metalfrio products will have new prices Jan. 1.Metro products will have new prices Jan. 1.Robot Coupe products will have new prices Jan. 1.Prices for SaniServ products will change Jan. 1.San Jamar products will have new prices beginning Jan. 1.Scotsman ice makers will have new prices Jan. 1.Star foodservice products will have new prices Jan. 1.T&S Brass products will have new prices Jan. 1.Toastmaster products will have new prices Jan. 1.True commercial refrigeration products will have new prices Jan. 1.Victorinox products will have new prices Jan. 1.Walco foodservice products will have new prices Jan. 1.Waring products will have new prices Jan. 1.Wolf Range products will have new prices Jan. 1.






























































Additionally, the following restaurant equipment manufacturers will change prices by Feb. 1:

American Metalcraft products will have new prices Feb. 1.Beverage-Air products will have new prices Feb. 1.Bon Chef products will have new prices Jan. 15.Hobart products will have new prices Feb. 1.Ice-O-Matic commercial ice makers will have new prices Feb. 1.Service Ideas products will have new prices Feb. 1.Staub cookware products will have new prices Feb. 1.TableCraft products will have new prices Feb. 1.Traulsen commercial refrigeration products will have new prices Feb. 1.Vitamix products will have new prices Feb. 1.Vollrath foodservice products will have new prices Feb. 1.Zwilling J.A. Henckels products will have new prices Feb. 1.





























Also, some of our special order restaurant equipment vendors will introduce new pricing at the start of the year, including Everpure, Hall China, Homer Laughlin, Mundial, Oneida, and Baxter (Feb. 1).

Clearly this is the right time to buy restaurant equipment, with the opportunity to save thanks to a Section 179 tax credit that puts a deduction in your future and before new pricing goes into effect.