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

KBKG Tax Commentary on Regulations for Repairs vs. Capitalization

07/31/2012

It has been several months since the new “Repair Regulations” were issued and many companies are still trying to figure out how this impacts their business. The IRS’s intent was to clarify the existing rules for capitalization but the overwhelming sentiment among CPAs and taxpayers is that they are too cumbersome. The IRS initiated this … Read More

Repair Regulations

05/18/2012

The “Repair Regulations,” are applicable to businesses in all industries that acquire, produce, replace, or improve tangible property. Since these rules mostly affect real property, they can provide significant benefits to your clients even if cost segregation studies have already been performed. Further, the rules allow taxpayers to go back to previous years and take … Read More

Chairman Boustany Suspects GSA of abusing the 179D Tax Deduction

05/10/2012

Facts: On May 3, 2012, Charles Boustany, Jr., Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, raised question as to whether the General Services Administration (GSA) is abusing the 179D Tax Deduction. Recent documentation insinuates that the GSA may be improperly requiring contractors to provide kickbacks in order to allocate 179D … Read More

Revenue Procedures 2012-19 and 2012-20

03/30/2012

On March 7, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released two Revenue Procedures 2012-19 and 2012-20 as guidance for taxpayers to make changes to accounting methods in regards to the temporary regulations, “Repair Regulations,” which were released on December 23 of 2011. These two revenue procedures are effective for taxable years beginning on or after … Read More

Tax Alert: IRS takes a stand on Cost Segregation for Apartment Buildings

03/15/2012

Summary:In the recently released AmeriSouth XXXII., Tax Court Memo 2012-67, the IRS makes its first meaningful strike in its attempt to marginalize the benefits of cost segregation studies for residential rental property. For many taxpayers and CPAs, this is a complete surprise. However, KBKG clients have been warned for over a year that this was likely … Read More

Release of the new Temp Regs. Under 263(a)

01/30/2012

The biggest news that came out over the last month was the long awaited Temporary Regs under 263(a). This clarified the rules related to whether a building expenditure is a capital improvement or can be a repair expense. However, one of the most significant rules that has changed under these Regs is in regards to … Read More