Author Archives: Steve VanSlyke

Depreciation and Changes in Use of Real Property

For tax practitioners whose clients own commercial and residential properties, this article is worth a read. It suggests testing whether the property qualifies for residential rental or nonresidential property. Residential rental property depreciates at a 30% faster rate so getting … Continue reading

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Section 179 and Cost Segregation Studies – When, What, and How?

A CPA recently asked us why he should consider a Cost Segregation Study for clients when he can simply use Section 179 deductions. Section 179 refers to a portion of the federal tax code that allows business deductions on equipment … Continue reading

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Medical Building – Getting Extra Cash from Engineering Based Cost Segregation Study

Medical Office New Construction Before the study, only $2,088,000 was reported in 5 year assets when in fact $6,169,320 was eligible and 15 year assets grew from $626,400 to $892,500. The first year savings for the client totaled $1,007,487 and … Continue reading

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How an Engineering Based Cost Segregation Study can Increase Cash Flow for a Retail Building (New Construction)

We often work with accounting firms to help them maximize the benefits to their clients. Teaming up with accountants to provide engineering based Cost Segregation Study works to the advantage of everyone. The client in this case was able to … Continue reading

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How an Engineering Based Cost Segregation Study can Increase Cash Flow for an Office Building (New Construction)

Occasionally we hear from clients that their accountants have already performed a Cost Segregation Study, so they do not need another. In almost every case where the client decides to get a no-cost analysis from us, we are able to … Continue reading

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How an Engineering Based Cost Segregation Study can Increase Cash Flow for a Restaurant/Bar (Lookback)

Cost Segregation Studies can provide many great benefits for property owners as well as tenants who have made improvements to their property. An engineering based Cost Segregation Study increases a property owner’s cash flow by accelerating the depreciation of assets … Continue reading

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Who, What, When and Why Cost Segregation?

  An engineering based Cost Segregation Study identifies and reclassifies personal property assets from a standard depreciation period of 39 years to a shorter life class such as 5, 7 or 15 years. The purpose of this reclassification is to … Continue reading

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