Difference Between A Lease And A Loan
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The Difference Between A Lease And A Loan
|Interest Rates||Fixed Rate / Fixed Payments||Usually an adjustable rate|
|Term||Up to 5 years on all equipment over $2,500||Usually 2-3 yr.|
|Down Payment||100% Financing||Typically 20% - 30% of total cost|
|Financial Statement||Not mandatory for transactions up to $150,000, used for customers wishing to submit financial, and financial are not required annually after approval||Required on almost all transactions over $10,000, and bank usually requires annual updates to maintain loan|
|Financial Reporting||Not required to be reflected on balance sheet as debt||Carried on balance sheet as debt|
|Sales Tax||Financed with monthly payment||Must be paid in advance|
|Hidden Requirements||None- UCC filling & processing fee only at lease execution, no lease termination costs||Compensating balances, other bank charges, loan covenants|
|Tax Benefits||Usually 100% deductible over the term of the lease||Depreciated over the IRS's useful life of the equipment|
|Effective Cost||Lower than bank financing due to tax benefits, lower down payment, longer lease term and no requirement for compensating balances||Higher cost due to longer depreciation schedule, larger down payment, adjustable interest rate, and other hidden charges|
|Opportunity Cost||Frees bank lines and cash allowing you to invest further in your business||Ties up bank lines possibly preventing opportunities to expand your business|