US stimulus package
Sani-Blast, of Spring Grove, MN, USA, is guaranteeing 2008 delivery of equipment orders placed by November 1 to help printers take advantage of the potential tax benefits of the 2008 economic stimulus package in the US. A buyer might be able to deduct over 50 percent of the price of equipment from the 2008 tax bill.
Sani-Blast manufactures anilox roll cleaning systems, which use sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to clean the rolls. The company offers on-press and off-press cleaning options. Purchase orders must be received by November 1 to qualify for 2008 delivery.
For 2008 in the US, the limit for expensed equipment is increased from $128,000 to $250,000. The plan offers two deductions for equipment bought and placed in service in 2008. The first deduction allows a 50 percent write-off in 2008 of the purchase price. Plus, buyers are able to write off the normal first year depreciation of the remaining 50 percent of the purchase price. More information about the US government stimulus package is available at www.sba.gov/stimulus.