Category Archives: Cost Segregation

Perspectives on Cost Segregation Studies

The benefits of offering Cost Segregation services to your current clients Offering Cost Segregation services to your clients gives CPAs a competitive advantage over many firms who don’t have a strategic relationship with a firm that specializes in providing engineering … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks: New Regulations Concerning Cost Segregation

There is an excellent article in the Tax Adviser that is beneficial for all commercial property owners that acquire, construct or improve their properties. [link to article: http://www.aicpa.org/publications/taxadviser/2012/september/pages/clinic-story-03.aspx] It addresses temporary new regulations that came into effect as of January … Continue reading

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Thoughts on NYRE Journal’s Cautiousness about Cost Segregation Studies

I’d like to comment on the following article in the New York Real Estate Journal, “Cost segregation – wait a minute…Exercise caution and research all scenarios.” This article addresses some of the pushback engineering based Cost Segregation professionals receive from … Continue reading

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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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A Deeper Discussion on the Peco and AmeriSouth Cost Segregation Cases

This blog discusses an article in the AICPA’s Tax Adviser entitled, “Is the Value of Cost Segregation Depreciating?” The title of the article is very misleading, because if you read the article through to the conclusion, it clearly states that … 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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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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