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AFTER TAX REFORM, IS COST SEG WORTH IT ?

The 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is now law. While we have gained a great tax rate reduction; we have also gained a little complexity. Harvard Grace Advisors is in the business of providing engineering based Real Estate Cost Segregation studies to owners of commercial real estate. Simply put, ...

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ARE YOU OVERPAYING YOUR TAXES?

Without a cost segregation study, you are probably overpaying your taxes.

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9 out of 10 Commercial Property Investors are Overpaying on Income Taxes

Year after year, the Federal Government has continued to incentivize those who invest in Commercial Property. The IRS has established guidelines that, if ignored, cause commercial real estate investors to pay more in taxes than they should. What guidelines are being ignored by Commercial Property Investors? Those revolving around Accelerated ...

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How Long Does A Cost Segregation Study Take?

The most important answer to this question is: We can accommodate most clients tax deadlines. An integral part of performing a Cost Segregation Study is having the project team work with the clients Tax Professional to understand what deadlines the client may have. Another key factor is responsiveness from the ...

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Cost Segregation for Condos or Apartment Buildings?

Can a condo development or apartment building benefit from a Cost Segregation Study? Yes, they can! Condominiums fall under a multi-family category which also includes properties such as apartments, hotels and residential-type facilities that house people either temporarily or for an extended time up to and including life. Many factors ...

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Cost Segregation & Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

In general, commercial property is commercial property and can benefit from a cost segregation study. When you hear that it won’t work, it’s generally because the person saying it is uninformed or they know something unique about a case. As far as REITs go, here are a couple of points ...

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Cost Segregation and Depreciation Recapture

Depreciation recapture is an often misunderstood aspect of tax planning and comes into effect only during the sale of a property. Recapture is limited to the lesser of the gain or the depreciation taken. Meaning, first you have to sell the property and have a gain on the sale to ...

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The #1 Lie About Cost Segregation

Cost Segregation on Older Buildings? It is impossible for me to calculate the number of calls I’ve had with building owners and CPAs on the subject of Cost Segregation. Working some numbers in my head (ok, on my calculator), the number is likely well over 10,000. Out of all those ...

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