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Cost Segregation and FAR Accounting-A Perfect Combination

A Cost Segregation Study (“Study”) is often described as “a tax study to lower federal and state income taxes for newly constructed or acquired buildings and site improvements” or “the reclassification of real property from long-lived property to...

The Complex World of Machinery, Equipment, Production

The average passenger automobile has over 30,000 individual parts, a modern 747 has over 6 million parts, and the now retired NASA space shuttle contained over 2.5 million moving parts. It is impossible to calculate the combined labor, materials, logistics, research...

Proper Component Depreciation of Acquired Real Property

A proper understanding of the depreciation of building components and site improvements of acquired properties is key to developing a qualified cost segregation study and limiting unwanted audit exposure. The IRS Cost Segregation Audit Techniques Guide (IRS Cost...