KBKG Tax Insight: 5 Tips for Properly Vetting a Specialty Tax Consultant

11/07/2017

CPAs know it is imperative to refer clients to 3rd party consultants for various issues that require deep specialization in an area of tax. In many ways, these specialty tax firms act as an extension of your team and require coordination to deliver results that often have a material impact on a tax return. While … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Using Cost Segregation with Estate Planning

01/13/2017

When a client dies, a critical estate planning area for tax professionals involves managing the step-up in basis on inherited assets for estate and income tax purposes. The general rule for real estate is that when a property is inherited, any gains built up during the decedent’s life are not recognized. The beneficiary also receives … Read More

KBKG Launches New Residential Cost Segregation Software

12/01/2016

  Press Release: Pasadena, California, December 1, 2016 – KBKG, a nationwide tax solutions firm headquartered in Pasadena, California, recently launched the Residential Cost Segregator™, an innovative cost segregation software which allows tax preparers and building owners to generate detailed cost segregation reports on smaller residential properties. The Residential Cost Segregator™ shatters previous conceptions that … Read More

Estate Planning Strategy Using Cost Segregation

08/19/2016

Real estate owners and investors often use cost segregation studies to accelerate depreciation deductions, generate current income tax benefits, and improve cash flow. But did you know that a cost segregation study can also be used as a powerful estate-planning tool?One of the advantages of transferring property at death (rather than by lifetime gift) is … Read More

Using Cost Segregation with Estate Planning

03/31/2016

When a client dies, a critical estate planning area for tax professionals involves managing the step-up in basis on inherited assets for estate and income tax purposes. The general rule for real estate is that when a property is inherited, any gains built up during the decedent’s life are not recognized. The beneficiary also receives … Read More

Tangible Property Regs – Reconsidering Small Taxpayer Relief under RP 2015-20

08/18/2015

Earlier this year, the IRS relieved small business taxpayers from having to file mandatory Form 3115’s to comply with the newly issued Tangible Property Regulations (TPRs). Accepting this relief under Rev. Proc. 2015-20 is done merely by filing of a federal tax return, leaving many CPAs unaware of the negative consequences of doing nothing. More … Read More

Practice Tool – Unit of Property & Major Component Chart for Buildings

03/24/2015

KBKG strives to be a thought leader in the areas we service and we’re proud so many CPAs rely upon the tools we’ve created. For those applying the new Tangible Property Repair Regulations, the first step in a proper Repair vs. Capitalization analysis is to identify and understand the Unit of Property (UOP). For real … Read More

Dispositions of Tangible Property – IRS Restricts use of Discount Value Approach

09/23/2014

In August, the IRS issued final regulations on dispositions of tangible depreciable property under Sec. 168 (T.D. 9689) that are generally effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Taxpayers can realize significant benefits from these regulations by identifying building components that have been replaced or demolished in current or prior years.One … Read More