When To Use a Cost Segregation Study

What Qualifies for Cost Segregation Studies

Why Should I Do a Cost Segregation Study?

A Cost Segregation Study will do three important things:

  1. Create Immediate Tax Savings
  2. Increase Cash Flow – by accelerating depreciation deductions and deferring income tax payments.
  3. Catch – Up Prior Year Accelerated Depreciation – Cost segregation studies allow a client to “catch-up” previously under-reported depreciation without filing amended tax returns. All “catch-up” depreciation can be taken in the current year tax.

But, most importantly, it puts cash in your pocket now. Let us help you utilize the benefits of a cost segregation study that tens of thousands before you have benefited from.

Cost Segregation Opportunities

  • New construction
  • Purchase of existing property
  • Renovations or expansion
  • Leasehold improvements
  • Existing property placed in service after 1986 (“look-backs”)
  • Real property stepped-up through estate
  • 1031 Exchange Properties (the replacement and the give up property)

Cost Segregation Qualifications

Legal Entity Structure/Basis

  • Pass Through Entities
    • Partnerships, LPs, LLPs
    • S Corps
    • LLCs
    • Certain Trusts
  • C-Corps
  • REITs
  • Motivation of Taxpayer
  • Depreciation Recapture — Hold Property or Sell Eventually?
  • Net Passive Loss
  • Alternative Minimum Tax (“AMT”)

ADDITIONAL LINKS:Relevant Court Cases – IRS

If you own property valued above $750,000, CSConsultants can help reduce the current tax liability with professional, “engineering-based” cost segregation studies. Call CSConsultants at 1.801.647.5225 for a complimentary benefit analysis of savings and fees.


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