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Bitcoin Bankruptcies Pose Equipment Valuation Challenges

The recent downtrend in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies combined with record high hash rates, increased competition, and higher electricity costs have squeezed profits and caused bankruptcies such as FTX and Celsius Network, among others. This has led...

179D Energy Policy Act (EPACT)

The 179D Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), also known as IRC Sec. 179D, is a popular tax incentive that enables buildings owners and designers to claim a tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial building property (EECBP) including HVAC, building envelope and...

Impairment

Impairment Everything old is new again. Working our way through the current pandemic brings back memories of the previous financial crisis and its impairments. The rules for asset impairment remain the same this time around. ASC 360-Property, Plant, and Equipment or...

Site Inspection procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

We wanted to provide an update to our April 10, 2020 article “Virtual Inspection approaches in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Over the past two months we have completed a number of inspections using in part some of the following procedures: Provided clients with...

Virtual Inspection approaches in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the appraisal environment. For Machinery and Equipment (“M&E”) valuations, one example of change during this challenging time will be a temporary hold on the ability to conduct on-site inspections or inventories as...

Open-Air Parking Structures: Land Improvement or Building?

There has been much debate over the years concerning open-air parking structures and whether the structure, for depreciation purposes, should be depreciated as 39-year nonresidential real property or 15-year land improvements. The Internal Revenue Service Large and...

Impact of Shortening Commercial Real Property Tax Life to 25 Years

As part of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, the Senate is proposing shortening the depreciation of real property to 25-years. A shortening of the real property tax life from 27.5-years for commercial residential real estate and 39-years commercial non-residential real...