KBKG Tax Insight: Tax Reform Changes to “Qualified Improvement Property”

02/02/2018

As the dust is settling from tax reform, many CPAs are scrambling to keep track of the various sections of the tax code that were affected. The new law eliminates depreciation categories for qualified leasehold improvements (QLI), qualified restaurant property (QRP), and qualified retail improvement property (QRIP) and replaces them with qualified improvement property (QIP). … Read More

Minimize Gains on Sale of Condos in Mixed-Use Developments. Condo Tax Basis Allocation Studies

01/09/2018

Traditional cost accounting for mixed-use residential projects often does not properly allocate all construction costs to each section of the property. Consequently, there may be a significant understatement of cost basis for residential condominium units resulting in higher taxable gains upon sale. This is most common within vertical mixed-use developments where residential condos are stacked … Read More

Reduce Taxes on Condo Sales in Mixed-Use Developments with Tax Basis Allocation Studies

12/01/2017

Traditional cost accounting for mixed-use residential projects often does not properly allocate all construction costs to each section of the property. Consequently, there may be a significant understatement of cost basis for residential condominium units resulting in higher taxable gains upon sale. This is most common within vertical mixed-use developments where residential condos are stacked … Read More

KBKG Video: Top 5 Things You Should Know About Cost Segregation

11/15/2017

Are you a tax professional looking for an easy way to explain Cost Segregation to your clients? This 3-minute video helps building owners understand why they should consider Cost Segregation for their building and covers the top 5 things they need to know to get started. Cost Segregation is a commonly used strategic tax planning … Read More

New Tax Reform Proposal Makes Deductions More Valuable in 2017

10/06/2017

On Thursday, September 27, Republican leaders in Congress and the Trump administration released the Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code. Among the many ideas outlined within the plan is to reduce the corporate tax rate to 20% and provide a maximum tax rate of 25% for business income from flow through entities of … Read More

New Qualified Improvement Property Category in 2016

09/18/2017

Many tax professionals are still unclear about the newest classification of building improvements eligible for bonus depreciation when placed in service on or after January 1, 2016. That’s understandable considering there has been over a dozen additions or changes to rules relating to various qualified real property improvements since bonus depreciation was enacted. This newest … Read More

KBKG Insight: Does a Cost Segregation Study Increase the Likelihood of Audit?

08/25/2017

One of the most common concerns that is raised regarding Cost Segregation Studies is whether it increases the likelihood of an IRS audit down the road. While it’s well documented that these studies are accepted by the IRS if performed properly, there isn’t much evidence suggesting the implementation of a cost segregation study on a … Read More

KBKG Insight: Tax Court Rejects Taxpayer’s Land vs. Building Allocation

06/13/2017

On May 8, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court released Summary Opinion 2017-31 to conclude that a county assessor’s allocation to land and improvement values were more reliable than the taxpayers proposed values.  The tax court noted they could not find any authority that suggests a taxpayer is qualified to allocate the value of the property … Read More

KBKG Tax Insight: IRS Updates Cost Segregation Audit Techniques Guide

04/18/2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a relatively substantial update to their Cost Segregation Audit Techniques Guide (ATG) in order to incorporate various tax and legal developments since it was first released. Originally published in 2004, the Cost Segregation Audit Techniques Guide assists IRS examiners during audits by providing an understanding of technical information, examination … Read More