AUTO Depreciation Limits

2023 AUTO Depriciation

Maximum depreciation for passenger automobiles, including trucks and vans placed in service in 2023 that weigh 6,000 lbs or less is:


2023    20,200

2024    19,500

2025    11,700

2026      6,960



Cars, SUVs, trucks, and vans with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 6,000 lbs can be depreciated under section 179 deduction. Section 179 deduction allows for 100% deduction of all autos and other equipment purchased up to $1,160,000.  You must use the vehicle at least 50% for business to qualify for Section 179 expensing. If you use it less than 50% for work, straight-line depreciation is the only option available.