Tax Efficiency with Cost Segregation

Whether you bought your commercial or rental building or built it from scratch, several thousands of dollars in unclaimed tax deductions may be buried beneath those costs. Cost segregation is a tax strategy that identifies and separates eligible building components from the overall cost of the structure, allowing you to accelerate your depreciation deductions. Depending on the type of property, as much as 50% may be affected by cost segregation.

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Tax Efficiency with Cost Segregation

Whether you bought your commercial or rental building or built it from scratch, several thousands of dollars in unclaimed tax deductions may be buried beneath those costs. Cost segregation is a tax strategy that identifies and separates eligible building components from the overall cost of the structure, allowing you to accelerate your depreciation deductions. Depending on the type of property, as much as 50% may be affected by cost segregation.

Maximize Your Tax Savings with Professional Experience

Calculating cost segregation accurately required experience. Our trusted tax professionals and CPAs at Strategic Tax Planning have a deep understanding of tax code, construction practices, and depreciation rates and methodologies. We will leverage our comprehensive experience to deliver a cost segregation study tailored to each of your specific properties. Our process includes:

  • Meticulous Building Analysis: Our team will conduct a thorough on-site inspection of the property, classifying individual components based on their useful lives and depreciation schedules.
  • Precise Reporting: We will prepare a detailed report that outlines the segregated categories, depreciation schedules, and estimated tax savings.
  • Seamless Integration: As CPAs and tax professionals, we will incorporate the study into your overall tax strategy.
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See How R&D Credits Can Benefit You

Find out how to maximize your research and development (R&D) credit benefits. Our process is focused on transparency, client service, and deep technical expertise.
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Step 1: Request Complimentary Analysis

Get a free initial consultation to discuss your business's ambitions. After the call, we will request some limited additional information to help us refine your estimated credit benefits. This step usually takes 1-2 hours of your time. 

Step 2: Receive Proposed Scope of Work

After we evaluate the information gathered, we develop an estimated benefit and lay out the R&D study methodology that will best suit your business, along with the associated timeline and fees.

Step 3: Claim Your Credits

Once the full scope of work is agreed to, we request additional information and conduct interviews in order to determine the final amount of R&D costs under section 174 for the R&D credit. We create a detailed deliverable to support the results, including substantiation for the activities included as R&D.

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Don’t Leave Money on the Table

Don’t let the hidden tax deductions go unclaimed. Unlock the full potential of your commercial property or rental property with cost segregation today. 

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If you would like to learn more about how cost segregation can benefit the profitability of your properties, call our tax professionals at Strategic Tax Planning.

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FAQs

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What are the different types of cost segregation studies?

There are two main types of cost segregation studies: prospective and retrospective. Prospective studies are conducted before the property is placed in service while retrospective studies can be performed for existing properties.

How long does it take to complete a cost segregation study?

The timeframe for completing a cost segregation study can vary depending on the complexity of the property and the workload of your service provider. However, most studies can be completed within a few weeks or a few months.

What happens if my cost segregation study is audited?

Our team can assist in providing audit support if necessary. We will be able to work with the IRS to ensure you receive the full benefits of your cost segregation study.

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