Capital exemption for a startup
1. Pickup truck
a. Cost range $5000-$6000
b. Dedicated work truck. Use of home personal vehicles will interfere with work schedules, and conflict with sending out crews by them selves.
c. Snow blade attachment for winter plowing. Small investment for a large return.
i. Look for a package deal when purchasing a truck. Usually a $1000 adder
d. Small snow blower for walkways
The cost of the pickup truck is within the budget range and would contribute to significant cost savings. The snow blowers for the walkways would be a very important asset to the operations of ROP. There will be a high return on the investment of the snow blade since it is a revolutionary product that would handle winter plowing by being an attachment to the work trucks.
The zero turn lawn mower has a price that would not fit into the total budget and thus would need to be rented or leased. Though lease payments would exceed the rental payments of $40 per month, at the end of the lease, the lawn mower would be an asset for ROP. Lease payments also carry a tax benefit associated with them, thus the zero turn lawn mower would be leased.
The truck would be used as a marketing tool and thus would have to be purchased and converted into an asset for ROP. There would be times when the truck could be used for other operations but the major chunk of work would be ensuring tool transportability.
Power tools are not really in the expensive category and are thus not included iun the tax-exemption