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Why is Cost Segregation so misunderstood?

Why is Cost Segregation so misunderstood?

Why is Cost Segregation so misunderstood? In today’s economy when cash is king, credit is tight and it’s a “buyer’s” market, “why is Cost Segregation so misunderstood?” The truth is; it simply makes no sense. Cost segregation is the “tool” used to identify individual building components for income tax purposes. Cost segregation accelerates depreciation on all tangible personal ...


Cost Segregation Covers Closing Costs for the Commercial Real Estate Investor!

Cost Segregation Covers Closing Costs for the Commercial Real Estate Investor!

Cost Segregation Covers Closing Costs for the Commercial Real Estate Investor! There is a simple program that covers closing costs for qualified buyers of commercial or residential rental property. We use a tax strategy that generates 5% to 12% of the purchase price (or construction cost) of the building and land improvements. This strategy is called cost segregation, or cost seg. For those famil...


Cost Segregation and 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

Cost Segregation and 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges

Is cost segregation a good idea to combine with 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges? First, what is a §1031 Like-Kind Exchange? A §1031 exchange, a.k.a. tax deferred exchange, is a simple strategy and method for selling one qualified property and then proceeding with the acquisition of another qualified property within a 180-day time period. The qualified property must be identified within the first 45 da...


Cost Segregation Benefits Medical Office Buildings

Cost Segregation Benefits Medical Office Buildings

Cost Segregation Benefits Medical Office Buildings Cost segregation benefits medical office buildings. By accelerating depreciation on all personal property, medical office buildings can provide Dr.’s with significant increases in investment income. It really is quite simple. IRS acquiesced to a lawsuit brought by HCA in Hospital Corporation of America v. Commissioner, 109 T.C. 21 (1997)("HCA"...


What are the different cost segregation methodologies the IRS allows?

cost segregation methodologies

What are the different cost segregation methodologies the IRS allows? Here is a list of the six most common cost segregation methodologies… Detailed Engineering Approach from Actual Cost Records Detailed Engineering Cost Estimate Approach Survey or Letter Approach Residual Estimation Approach Sampling or Modeling Approach "Rule of Thumb" Approach For this discussion, we will ad...


Dentists use Cost Segregation for cash flow!

Dentists use Cost Segregation for cash flow!

Dentists use Cost Segregation for cash flow! Dentists are turning to cost segregation as a means to tap cash flow from their dental practice. More and more dental professionals realize how easy the process is to take advantage of their dental office when cash flow is tight. Dentists, like other medical professionals, are affected by the slow economy. As more people join the unemployment rolls the...


Can cost segregation create jobs and save the US economy?

Can cost segregation create jobs and save the US economy?

Can cost segregation create jobs and save the US economy? Can cost segregation create jobs for America? Well, let's see...but first, what's really going on with our unemployment! The seasonally-adjusted SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate reflects current unemployment reporting methodology adjusted for SGS-estimated "long-term" discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994....


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