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October 3, 2016

Denver Short-Term Rental Licensing and Taxes

Beginning January 1, 2017, Denver property owners and long-term renters seeking to rent their primary residences for a period of less than 30 consecutive days are required to obtain a short-term rental (STR) license from the city. Specifically, this applies to those renting homes or rooms through travel sites, such as Airbnb or VRBO.  Read on »

December 22, 2014 | RJ McArthur

Year End Strategies – A Foundation for Real Estate Companies

Depending on expected tax bracket in the upcoming year, there are many income and expense timing techniques businesses should consider as year-end approaches. The traditional strategy is to defer income into next year and accelerate deductible expenditures into this year if you expect to be at nearly the same or a lower tax bracket next year. Alternatively, if you expect your business to grow significantly, resulting in a higher tax bracket in 2015, you should take the opposite approach. Read on »

August 20, 2014 | McArthur and Justin Dodge

Repair Regulation Tax Savings - How Your Business Can Benefit

While there has been volumes written on IRS repair regulations, which govern when taxpayers must capitalize and when they can deduct expenses related to acquiring, maintaining, repairing, and replacing property, the guidelines continue to be complex. Rather than reiterating the rules and dissecting the details, at EKS&H we find it helpful to review real-life examples. Read on »

April 2, 2014 | RJ McArthur

Implications of the Boardwalk Case on Historic Tax Credits

Almost four decades ago, Congress created the historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC or credit) to provide an incentive for private sector investment in restoring older and historic buildings to productive use. The HTC program has been a shining example of a successful public/private venture.  Since the original enactment in the seventies, there have been numerous modifications but the net effect of the HTC program is to provide an indirect federal subsidy used to finance rehabilitation of qualified buildings.  Read on »

November 19, 2013 | RJ McArthur

Ongoing Uncertainty of Recession Hits Senior Housing Development Financing

Long-term demographic trends make the senior housing market an attractive one. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were about 39 million people over the age of 65 in 2008. That population is expected to exceed 72 million by 2030, an incredible 85 percent growth rate. At that time, the senior population will account for nearly 1 out of 5 of the country’s total population.  Read on »

August 21, 2013 | RJ McArthur and Mona Stocki

AmeriSouth: Keys to Saving Through a Successful Cost-Segregation Study

In March 2012, the US Tax Court issued a memo that may have significant implications to savings available through cost segregation studies performed on multi-family rental residential properties. The basic concept of a cost segregation study is that the shorter the lifespan of an asset, the greater the depreciation expense and the more opportunity for net present savings. Read on »

April 17, 2013 | RJ McArthur and Brent Hendricks

Increasing Profits through Sustainability

In the real estate sector, green construction projects – those that follow LEED and ENERGY STAR philosophies – have become an increasingly popular trend. However, the economics of such sustainable design continues to elude many developers.  Read on »