IRS Releases Retail & Restaurant Safe Harbor Related to Tangible Property Regulations

11/20/2015

On November 20, 2015, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2015-56, providing certain “qualified taxpayers” engaged in the trade or business of operating a retail establishment or a restaurant a safe harbor accounting method for costs incurred related to remodeling and refreshing of their “qualified buildings.” “Qualified taxpayers” include those conducting activities within NAICS codes 44 … Read More

John Hanning Joins KBKG’s Columbus, OH office

04/03/2015

KBKG is pleased to announce the addition of John Hanning, SCSP, to our growing team in Ohio. John is an expert in the Tangible Property Repair Regulations, Cost Segregation, Construction Tax Planning, and Fixed Asset Depreciation Reviews. Prior to joining, John worked in KPMG’s Accounting Methods and Credit Services Group where he focused on getting … Read More

Eddie Price joins KBKG as Cost Segregation Director

06/26/2013

We are pleased to announce that we recently hired Eddie Price as the Director of our Cost Segregation department. Eddie has over 30 years of cost segregation experience dating back to the Investment Tax Credit period. He is a Certified member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals and currently serving as the Secretary … Read More

Gian Pazzia, CCSP, of KBKG elected President of ASCSP (2013 – 2015)

06/07/2013

PASADENA, CA – KBKG congratulates Gian Pazzia, CCSP on his recent election as President of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP). “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to further develop and promote the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP). With representation from Big Four all the way down to boutique cost segregation … Read More

Taxpayer Negligence Penalty for Poor Cost Segregation Study

03/12/2013

Summary: In the recently released Chief Counsel Memo #20125201F, the IRS makes it clear that even if you engage a third party to perform a cost segregation analysis, taxpayers cannot avoid penalties for aggressive positions taken in the cost segregation report.  This particular instance involves the issue of improperly classifying a parking deck as a … Read More

Temporary Regulations Create New Applications for Cost-Segregation Studies

09/10/2012

The AICPA recently released an article titled “Temporary Regulations Create New Applications for Cost-Segregation Studies”. It details: Expenses & Deductions, Building Improvements and Repairs, Building Component Dispositions and concluded that “There are a number of considerations to be made in applying the temporary regulations. In addition to dispositions and structural improvements, the temporary regulations prescribe … Read More

Is the Value of Cost Segregation Depreciating?

08/10/2012

The IRS has challenged the classification components of cost segregation studies done for major corporations such as AmeriSouth XXXII, Ltd. They are calling into question the validity of cost segregation studies and its “savings” to taxpayers. The courts have generally ruled in favor of the IRS, however, even after such rulings, many believe that the … Read More

Side Effects of Cost Segregation

04/11/2012

The Journal of Accountancy recently published an article titled “Side effects of cost segregation.” “Increased current cash flows and net-present-value savings from accelerated tax depreciation resulting from cost-segregation studies have been discussed in the JofA and other professional literature. But the initial cost-segregation decision can determine later tax side effects, both positive and negative. This … Read More

ASCSP Board Member Comments on Recent Regulations

03/30/2012

Gian P. Pazzia, CCSP and Principal at KBKG, Inc. works collectively with the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP) to provide insights on current tax issues including ASCSP’s comments to the IRS on the Repair v. Capitalization Temp. Regs., ASCSP’s industry commentary on PECO Foods v. Commissioner and also ASCSP’s comments on the AmeriSouth … Read More