Still time to take tax deduction on 2014 business computer purchases (deadline 12/31)

Section 179 deduction for 2014

IRS Form 4562 for claiming a Section 179 tax deductionExcellent news for businesses: President Obama approved the extension of Section 179 to 2013 levels (as part of a larger tax extensions bill).

So what does that mean? Just this: Business owners will be able to deduct up to $500,000 worth of qualifying equipment and property* that were bought (or financed) and put to use in their business during 2014. That means you still have time to purchase new (or pre-owned) Macs, PCs, printers, all-in-ones, or iOS devices from Connecting Point and receive this deduction. Connecting Point can even deliver and install the new equipment for you.

But don’t delay: the deadline is December 31st (and please remember we’ll be closing at 5pm on that day).

*Many types of equipment and property qualify for the Section 179 tax deduction. Consult with your accountant or other trusted tax advisor to discover if the equipment you are considering is eligible.

’12 Days of Savings 2014′ | DAY 12: $10 off AirPort Express; $20 off AirPort Extreme

Connecting Point presents "12 Days of Savings 2014" - Special deals every day!Today save $10 on AirPort Express and $20 on AirPort Extreme at Connecting PointDuring the holiday season, many of us head for the AirPort. So it seems appropriate that, on Christmas Eve, we’re offering great deals on both AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme.

AirPort Express is a compact wireless router and music streamer. Great for roving portable networks, easily extending an existing Wi-Fi network, and streaming your music from iTunes to your home audio setup. It offers simultaneous dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, and sets up in a flash from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. It normally sells for $99.99, but today we’re shaving 10 bucks off that price.

The all-new AirPort Extreme offers up to 3x faster Wi-Fi, utilizing the lightning-fast 802.11ac standard. It also features simultaneous dual-band support, and allows for printer and hard drive sharing via its built-in USB port. And its intelligent, powerful beamforming antenna array makes for a stronger, clearer, and faster Wi-Fi signal. Normally $199.99, today you can pick one up for $20 off.

And so ends this year’s ‘12 Days of Savings.’ Thanks to all of you for your unflagging support during the past year – and in years past. Believe it or not, Connecting Point will be celebrating its 40th birthday next year! Have a wonderful holiday, stay safe, and the best of wishes for you and yours in the coming new year.

PLEASE NOTE: Connecting Point will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and we will be closing at 5 PM today (December 24th) and on New Year’s Eve.

This offer will be available all day Wednesday, December 24th, 2014.

’12 Days of Savings 2014′ | DAY 11: Save on AppleCare Protection Plan

Connecting Point presents "12 Days of Savings 2014" - Special deals every day!Save on AppleCare Protection Plan all day today at Connecting PointGot an Apple computer or device without AppleCare Protection Plan? Today’s the day to rectify that oversight. As part of our ’12 Days of Savings 2014′ celebration, we’re offering substantial discounts on AppleCare for Apple computers, iPads, and iPhones.

In case you’re unclear about what exactly AppleCare is and what it can do for you, we suggest you take a look at this.

TODAY’S APPLECARE PRICES: Mac mini $119.99 (reg. $169.99); iMac $129.99 (reg. $189.99); MacBook Pro 13 / Air $179.99 (reg. $269.99); MacBook Pro 15 $299.99 (reg. $369.99); iPhone and iPad $79.99 (reg. $99.99)

This offer will be available all day Monday, December 23rd, 2014.

’12 Days of Savings 2014′ | DAY 10: 50% off select Mac portable accessories

Connecting Point presents "12 Days of Savings 2014" - Special deals every day!Today at Connecting Point, get 50% off select portable accessoriesGear up and go: All day today, we’re offering some of our best iPod accessories for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air – at half their regular price!

There’s never been a better time to shop, both for yourself and for those on your list. Whether as gifts or simply as stocking stuffers, don’t miss out!

This offer will be available all day Monday, December 22nd, 2014.

’12 Days of Savings 2014′ | DAY 9: With any new MacBook Pro purchase, get a $100 store gift card

Connecting Point presents "12 Days of Savings 2014" - Special deals every day!Today only, buy any new MacBook Pro from Connecting Point, get a $100 gift cardThe MacBook Pro family is already what we’ll all be aspiring to become in the New Year: Slim, light, and powerful.

These professional-class laptop wonders can be seen everywhere. On trans-continental flights, where their extraordinary battery life truly shines. On buses and trains. In coffee shops and bistros. And in just about every current television program and film (at least, those taking place in our current time).

MacBook Pro offers best-of-class display technology (the superb Retina display), the latest Intel dual- and quad-core processors, and innovative flash storage. And you can’t beat the latest version of the OS X operating system, Yosemite, for sleek simplicity and jaw-dropping power.

All day today (Saturday, December 20th), you save big on MacBook Pro: Purchase any new model, and you’ll get a $100 Connecting Point Gift Card.*

*Gift cards will be mailed at a later date, and may not be applied to initial purchase. This offer will be available all day Saturday, December 20th, 2014.

Deal of the Week | Dec. 19th, 2014: DICE+ Bluetooth Gaming Die for $4.99 (reg. $9.99)

DICE+ Bluetooth Die for Tablets for $4.99 (reg. $9.99)If you’re searching for the perfect stocking stuffer, look no further. DICE+ lets you and your friends play board and dice games on your tablet or other “smart” device. It’s a universal board game controller that automatically sends the result of each roll or move to your device. You control your move – and it makes it into a completely new gaming experience! Gather your family and friends around and share the joy – because games are meant to be played together. Package includes a collection of games, with many others available for download.

It’s the smarter way to play together. And as this week’s DOTW, you can get it for half price: $4.99 (reg. $9.99).

Find out more about DICE+ here.

’12 Days of Savings 2014′ | DAY 8: 50% off select iPod accessories

Connecting Point presents "12 Days of Savings 2014" - Special deals every day!50% off select iPod accessories, today only at Connecting PointHere’s a deal that should be music to your ears: All day today, we’re offering tasty selected iPod accessories for half price.

That means you can polish off a sizable chunk of your holiday shopping today. Whether as gifts or simply as stocking stuffers, you won’t want to miss this chance.

And you may want to shop early for best selection.

This offer will be available all day Friday, December 19th, 2014.