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

[Webinar] The November Election and the Tax Legislative Outlook for Real Estate

10/02/2010

Several of our executive leadership team at KBKG currently serve as members of The Real Estate Roundtable. As we approach election day, we want voters to understand how the November election could shape future tax legislation and implications for real estate ownership and investment. Last year, KBKG hosted two webinars with special guest speaker and … Read More

Tax Incentives for Green Building Construction

02/26/2010

Several lucrative federal tax incentives have been extended and enhanced for energy efficient design, construction, and improvement of buildings and homes. Companies that developed properties without necessarily trying to “go green” are often pleasantly surprised to discover that they qualify for these credits and deductions. The types of taxpayers that are likely to benefit from … Read More

Green Incentives: Rewarding the Environment—and Your Bottom Line

11/11/2009

The federal tax incentives for going green have grown steadily over the past five years, yet many businesses fail to pursue them, leaving many tax credits and deductions on the table. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 introduced and renewed numerous energy tax breaks … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: Affordable Housing Developers & Investors Can Now Reap an Additional $2,000 Tax Credit for Each Unit Leased in 2017

03/08/2008

Affordable housing developers benefit from various tax credits from Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to Rehab Credits, yet they often fail to claim a tax credit that is geared towards their developments: the Section 45L Tax Credit. Section 45L is a commonly overlooked section of the tax code that was recently renewed and rewards energy efficient … Read More

Maximizing Cash Flow with Cost Segregation Studies

06/06/2005

$538,344 – That’s the 250% increase in tax deductions over the first 5 years of ownership for a real estate investor who had a cost segregation study performed on his recently acquired 30,000-square-foot strip mall. Large real estate developers and Fortune 500 companies have been using cost segregation studies over the past two decades to … Read More

Uncovering Tax Savings in Construction Projects

05/24/2004

Everyone is interested in saving on taxes. Not everyone knows how.Many commercial property owners and tenants and residential income property owners who are constructing improvements are unaware of the substantial tax savings available to them through some of the recent and temporary legislation that has been passed in an effort to stimulate the nation’s economy.Today, … Read More