ATV Writeoff?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by vadeere, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Is an atv a legitimate tax writeoff? I am thinking of purchaseing one to pull a small trailer for mulch and such as that, also I would use it in the winter to push snow with. It might also find personal use in deer season and when my friends and I go camping. The atv I am thinking of is a new Polaris Sportsman 700. Does any else do this?
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    I did it, take a few pictures of it when you are using it for any question that might arise.
  3. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Oh ya. Plow sidewalks, aerate, pull a thatch matect.,and on days off,fun fun fun. We use Prairie 650 4x4s Modified to the gills. 100% Writeoff (the things wheelie awesome):blob2: :blob2: :angel: :D
  4. deere mowers

    deere mowers Banned
    Messages: 29

    Yes I think that is one of our more favorite write offs
  5. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i use a grizzly 660 (yamaha) oh boy is it fast
  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,112

    We use 2 Polaris 4x4s. Never had a problem with write offs.
  7. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    How do your accounts react when you bring what in their eyes might be a "toy" to do a serious job, have you ever had any comment before?
  8. hoyboy

    hoyboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 346

    My "toy" Honda Foreman can plow a city block worth of sidewalks in less than 10 minutes. If that doesn't qualify for a write off, I don't know what does.
  9. DiscoveryLawn

    DiscoveryLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I bought one a couple of years ago to pull a trailer with mulch. We built a 1.25 cu. yard trailer and was able to spread 4-6 yards of mulch per hour with 2 guys at a condo complex with beds 150 to 250 feet away from our pile.

    Definately a business asset! Definately a business expense! Write it off.
  10. Planet Landscaping

    Planet Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Now only if I could use my Softail,Boat,or hanglider somehow in the buisness!:D :D :D

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