Cost Segregation: A Closer Look at an Emerging Tax Planning Trend

11/20/2007

Taxpayers and their advisers constantly are looking for ways to legally reduce their taxes by implementing planning solutions that will help them to shelter income against tax. In recent years, cost segregation has emerged as a popular method for reducing taxable income for taxpayers with real estate investments or commercial entities with leasehold improvements. Cost … Read More

Release the Cash in Your Property by Applying Cost-Segregation Techniques

09/26/2005

Author: Annette Bajek | Publication: East Bay Business Times If your clients own commercial or residential rental property and dutifully deduct 1/39th or 1/27.5th of its value each year, they are leaving money on the table. The 39-year figure represents the depreciable life of a commercial building while 27.5 years represents the depreciable life of … Read More

Another Cost Segregation Article

07/07/2005

Author: Luis A. Guerrero, CPA, MBT | Publication: CPA/Law Forum Newsletter Another Cost Segregation article you ask? By now you have probably read a dozen articles on the benefits of a Cost Segregation study. You are wondering whether or not it is worth your time to be reminded of these benefits when you are really … Read More

Cost Segregation: The Secret is Out

06/10/2005

Author: Gian Pazzia | Publication: CPA Leadership Report To access this article from its original publication please visit www.cpaleadership.comIf you are a CPA and haven’t heard the term “Cost Segregation” yet, you will undoubtedly hear more about it going forward. Since the IRS released it’s one hundred and twenty page Cost Segregation Audit Techniques Guide … 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

Increased Savings for Gas Stations with Convenience Stores

06/01/2005

Commercial buildings are usually depreciated on a straight-line basis over 39 years. Rev. Proc. 87-56 enabled taxpayers to depreciate the Section 1250 real property (structure) of a gas station using the 150% declining balance method over 15 years. However, many taxpayers are unaware of another rule affecting convenience stores associated with many gas stations. In … Read More