Cost Segregation Study & Tax Savings
For property owners, a cost segregation study is an opportunity for significant tax savings. We offer on-site inspections by certified engineers to identify areas of depreciation that will benefit your company.
It all starts with a simple survey below.
Why Cost Segregation Services?
Savvy real estate investors often focus their efforts on minimizing their tax liability by taking advantage of certain tax strategies within our tax law. Cost segregation is a strategic tax planning tool that has the potential to shelter taxable income by depreciating certain components of a property at an accelerated rate. Our Cost Segregation services include a site visit by a qualified engineer to assist with the audit required by the IRS. A quality Cost Segregation Study can result in thousands of dollars savings off your property tax bill and income taxes.
Benefits of Cost Segregation?
Many business owners are surprised to learn of the compelling tax savings a cost segregation study offers. Below is a list of three of the most prominent benefits.
Generates immediate increase in cash flow through accelerated depreciation tax deductions.
Quantifies property’s major components and leasehold improvements so they can be written off when replaced or renovated.
Provides an independent third-party analysis that will withstand IRS review.
Each study involves:
How the Tax Cut and Jobs Act changed Cost Segregation
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) added several provisions to the IRS code including the Section 179 deduction, which allows business owners to take a bonus depreciation of 100% for qualified assets in the first year (as defined by a cost segregation study) rather than depreciating the assets over a longer period of time. This 100% bonus deduction is only available until 2022 and will then be slowly phased out until it is completely gone by 2027.
Our team of cost segregation tax experts can help you if your CPA has questions.
There are so many unique fact patterns and situations that can have a tax impact on how the Cost Segregation deductions will flow through on your tax return. A Cost Segregation engineer does not know enough about tax to truly understand how the Cost Segregation deductions will specifically impact you. Using a firm with tax experts on staff will. Call us today at 212-635-9500 to talk to an expert today.