Retail/Restaurant Industry Safe Harbor Under Tangible Property Regulations

01/13/2016

The IRS recently issued Revenue Procedure 2015-56 providing a safe harbor for certain taxpayers operating retail or restaurant establishments for determining whether expenditures incurred to “remodel” or “refresh” their property can be expensed under the Tangible Property Regulations released in 2013. Generally, the safe harbor benefits those enhancing the physical appearance and layout of their … Read More

Late Partial Dispositions – It’s Not Too Late for Fiscal Year-end Taxpayers

11/30/2015

While the opportunity to file a late partial disposition election ended for calendar year taxpayers, fiscal year-end taxpayers still have time to review depreciation schedules for these missed deductions. In the context of a building, a late partial disposition occurs generally when any building component, such as a roof, has been removed in a prior tax … Read More

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

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. The taxpayer attended a presentation that addressed open-air parking structures in which the presentation … 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