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November 23, 2016 | Lawrence Knutson

Year-end Tax Planning: Lowering Your Tax Liability Through Cost Segregation

If your company owns or develops real estate, a cost segregation study can be a powerful tool in lowering your federal and state tax liability and increasing cash flow. Read on »

July 7, 2015 | John DeVore and Mike Madden

Money-Saving Tax Strategies for Craft Breweries

Breweries that are expanding into new facilities or expanding current operations can use cost segregation to reduce their tax burdens. For example, rather than applying a standard 39-year depreciation to a brewhouse and everything attached to it, a brewery may apply a shorter schedule to certain specialty items. The determination of which items are eligible for cost segregation requires an engineering-based study, which identifies building parts that can be depreciated over a shorter lifespan.  Read on »

March 4, 2015 | Lawrence Knutson and Ryan Sells

How Healthcare Entities Can Use Cost Segregation to Reduce Taxable Income

Based on the ruling, cost segregation methodologies previously used to allocate the cost of a building between structural components and investment tax credit (ITC) property can now be used for depreciable assets. 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 »

May 21, 2014 | Scott Gunter

Tax and Planning Considerations for Medical Office Building Development

The medical industry is changing: Healthcare providers are being challenged to cut costs, provide more proactive care, and offer more services on an outpatient basis. The industry has become increasingly competitive, prompting providers to create a more welcoming and efficient environment for patients. Additionally, ongoing decreases in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement have made providers more cost-conscious, particularly physicians. 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 »

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