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Leasing Drawbacks and Comparisons with Purchasing

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November 18, 2014 11:00 PM

There are some drawbacks to leasing your business equipment. Matching the leasing vs. the purchasing of your business equipment can assist you on deciding which the healthier choice for your business desires is.

Drawbacks of Leasing Business Equipment

AXIS Capital, Inc. is a Direct Lender group of companies providing quality equipment leasing/financing services along with superior customer service, headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska; AXIS has grown to become an industry leader serving equipment vendor nationwide (i.e. SE Asian countries such as KL Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta Indonesia and many more) presents the disadvantages of leasing your equipment and other business assets include the following:

Overall cost. Review the overall cost. The leading drawback of leasing is that your costs over the life of the asset are usually going to be greater rather if you purchased the asset. This is since your rental payments must recompense the lessor not just for acquisition and financing costs, on the other hand as well as for the lessor's held risk of current ownership. Carrying out a full cash analysis is valuable in appraising the definite cost difference amongst leasing and purchasing.

No ownership interest. Your lease payments in general do not ascertain any equity in your leased equipment. Meaning, at the end of the lease you won't have a palpable asset to display for your payments. This can be particularly excruciating if you've wholly undervalued what the equipment would be priced at the end of the lease. Conveying a purchase preference under which a part of your lease payments are attributed to the acquisition price is one method to efficiently generate equity in leased property.

Lost tax benefits. Presumptuous that the IRS doesn't characterize your lease as a purchase for tax purposes, a possible difficulty of leasing is dropping the tax reimbursements of devaluation withdrawals that come with proprietorship. This drawback may be unimportant, on the other hand, if the "lost" benefits are counterbalance by your capacity to subtract your rental payments or if you have inadequate income or tax liability to be offset by the mislaid deductions and credits.

Commitment to property. As soon as you sign a lease agreement, you're in general dedicated to making payments for the whole lease period even if you end using the property. Many equipment leases either may not be void or execute a stiff forfeit for early termination and this will cause more complaints afterwards.

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