Dennis Harding is considering acquiring a new automobile that he will use 100% for business. The purchase price of the automobile would be $64,500. If Dennis leased the car for five years, the lease payments would be $875 per month. Dennis will acquire the car on January 1, 2020. The inclusion dollar amounts from the IRS table for the next five years are $63, $140, $208, $251, and $289.
Dennis wants to know the effect on his adjusted gross income of purchasing versus leasing the car for the next five years. He does not claim any available additional first-year depreciation.