Cost Segregation - Cost Segregation Analysis
Cost segregation consists of a process whereby building components that can be depreciated over a relatively short time (5 to 15 years) are identified and reclassified so that accelerated depreciation can be calculated and claimed by the building owner, resulting in the significant deferral of state and federal income taxes and greater cash flow. Generally, apartment buildings are depreciated straight-line over 27.5 years while commercial buildings are depreciated straight - line over 39 years. Unless the owner segregates and re-classifies the building components, he or she will pay substantially higher state and federal taxes in the early years of ownership.
The ideal candidate for cost segregation and tax deferral includes the owners of income producing properties acquired in the last 10 years. Recently renovated income producing properties may also show additional tax benefits.
If you own an income producing property contact us. We will:
- Run a complimentary property analysis;
- Review your estimated tax savings with you;
- Provide you with a proposal for services; and
- If agreeable, prepare a well-documented, Engineering - Based Cost Segregation Analysis for you and your tax preparer.
Types of properties that qualify include:
Assisted Living Buildings
Auto Dealerships and Repair Shops