Busting Common Misconceptions: Only large projects and institutions can enjoy the benefits of §179D Deductions

Reality: The §179D deduction is beneficial to organizations of varied sizes. 

The §179D deduction has often been misconstrued as a benefit exclusively reserved for large-scale projects and institutions. However, the reality is far from this common myth. 

Even though more extensive facilities may have significant cost reductions due to their size, smaller tax-exempt organizations with energy-efficient projects qualified for deductions can still realize substantial savings due to the potential $5.65 /SF deduction. The incentive is intended to be accessible to all commercial projects. 

The key lies in understanding that the incentive is designed to be accessible to all commercial projects (20,000 sq. ft. or more). 


Tax-exempt organizations must dispel these illusions and embrace the realities of the §179D tax deduction. This way, they can make informed decisions, take advantage of the available incentives, and contribute to a more financially robust and sustainable future.

To navigate the complexities of the §179D tax incentive and maximize your benefits, consider reaching out to Walker Reid. Our team is dedicated to assisting organizations in making informed decisions and capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the §179D tax deduction. Together, we can pave the way for a more sustainable and financially sound future.