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Are Car Signs Tax Deductible?

// carsigns // February 16, 2018 //

It is almost a cliché to sigh in disdain when tax season rolls around. Very few of us find joy in filling out the necessary paperwork, tracking down loose receipts and jumping through all other fiery hoops necessary to fulfill your responsibility as a tax-paying citizen of this country. In completing these forms, many unfortunately look for the path of least resistance–anything to get them done and sent to the IRS as quickly as possible. In doing so, however, many business owners may miss out on money-saving tax deductions.

When thinking of common business tax deductions, we think of the likes of life insurance premiums and commute costs, but what about the products our business provides? Are car signs tax deductible?

By and large, car magnets, stickers, wraps and other signage on your vehicle can be tax deductible. However, deductions may vary depending on how your vehicle is used. Though speaking to an accountant is suggested in order to ascertain what costs are tax deductible, some common exemptions are included for:

  • Temporary Signage: If your car utilizes temporary wraps or signage for a special or sale, for instance, the cost of the signage is often tax deductible and you may be able to deduct some of the cost of vehicle operation as long as this signage is present.
  • Designated Delivery Vehicles: If you have a vehicle that is designated as a company car or delivery vehicle (meant specifically for business usage), both the cost of the signage and most operating and maintenance costs, possibly even payments on the vehicle, could be tax deductible.
  • Vehicles as Signs: Though there are major benefits to car signs for the likes of food delivery and mobile maid services, some businesses choose to wrap a vehicle that is not intrinsic to their business operations. If a vehicle utilizes car signs or wraps, the signage itself is often tax deductible but the costs associated with the vehicle are not. This is because, outside of the signage, the vehicle is not associated with business operations and is, therefore, not eligible.

With car signs as a simple, elegant and effective solution for your marketing strategy, they make even more sense when you consider the potential tax deductions you may see as a result. If you are looking for the right car sign for your business, our team of experts is happy to lend a hand in making your vehicle start driving traffic to your door.

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  • pcorm00

    August 1, 2018 - 8:47 am

    Are there any speed limitation for your illuminated roof car signs?

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    • carsigns

      August 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm

      Hi there,
      The speed limit depends on the sign. For our most popular sign, the Quad, it has a max speed of 55mph. However if you get the additional 2 magnets for the bottom (totaling 6) then you may go as fast as 65mph. If you need to go faster, I would recommend the Window Wing option as that one does not have a speed limit and it is still illuminated and has the rechargeable battery option if you so choose.

      Feel free to give us a call if you have additional questions.


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  • Airport Limousine Services

    July 12, 2019 - 9:43 am

    I am a member of Limo services company and some of there limos have signs.They never ask about the speed limit to their Limo-drivers in New York.So its means that in NYC it has non of restrictions?

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    • carsigns

      July 12, 2019 - 10:17 am

      I’m not familiar with the NYC restrictions. I can say that if they don’t ask about speed limits it is more likely that the sign they might be using is permanently attached to the vehicle via nuts and bolts. Our signs are magnetic because we wanted to give an option to those that are unwilling to permanently change their car by drilling holes in it.

      Also the maximum speed limit in NYC is 50 mph which means that our signs are fully capable of traveling legally in the boroughs.

      Hope this helps!

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  • Airport Limousine Services

    July 13, 2019 - 5:26 pm

    In NYC signs are of both types i.e. attached to the vehicle via nuts and bolts and also magnetic.Thanks for your kind reply

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