Looking for a Cost Segregation and Tax Depreciation Consultant? Is There Cash Hidden In Your Walls? What would you say if someone offered you a dollar in exchange for a dime? You'd probably say it sounds too good to be true. What if your accountant said he had a service that would return $1 in tax benefits for every ten cents you spent on the service? It probably also sounds too good to be true, but it is true. The service is called cost segregation and it can result in significant IRS recognized tax benefits for building owners and tenants. Cost segregation is a method for business owners to retain cash and decrease dividend payout requirements to real estate investment trusts (REITs). What is Cost Segregation? Cost Segregation is an IRS recognized tax savings strategy whereby we identify specific components of a building that can be treated as personal property or site improvements for Federal tax purposes rather than real property. The cost for the personal property depreciates over 5 or 7 years and site improvements depreciate over 15 years rather than the 39 years or 27.5 years depreciation for real property. These compressed depreciation lives create $30,000 to $200,000 in Federal tax benefits for every $1,000,000 our clients spend on buildings or Tenant Improvements. If our clients spend at least $1,000,000 on the acquisition or construction of a building or $500,000 on Tenant Improvement it is usually worthwhile to do a cost segregation analysis. Who can perform this study? Everstandard Valuations Inc. Cost Segregation can provide your client with a detailed, engineer-based Cost Segregation Study, the IRS preferred method, completed by an experienced construction engineer. Our specialists have been providing cost segregation studies for our clients for many years (experiences with KPMG, PWC and Marshall & Stevens). We have extensive experience in many property types such as office, industrial, apartment, manufacturing, R&D, hotels, retail centers, hospitals, medical facilities, and special purpose assets. So if you are in Los Angeles, CA or the surrounding areas including Pasadena, South Pasadena, Glendale, Arcadia, Glendora, Azusa, Alhambra, Whittier, Pomona, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Sierra Madre, Encino, Van Nuys, Ontario, Fontana, Santa Monica, and Rancho Cucamonga, or anywhere nationwide in the USA and need a Cost Segregation and Tax Depreciation Consultant, please contact us.