Cost Segregation Studies Have Saved Commercial Property Owners Millions

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What Is A Cost Segregation Study?

A cost segregation study is a set of calculations created by an independent firm with extensive tax and construction knowledge. At CSSI®, we create an engineering-based cost segregation study by analyzing your building and its assets within U.S. tax code guidelines. When an engineering-based study is performed, actual cost records and construction documents are reviewed, when available, and a site visit is completed. Our methodical approach identifies your commercial property’s individual components, which are included in your detailed cost segregation study.

How Does A Cost Segregation Study Work?

Most buildings are depreciated over 27.5- or 39-years. A cost segregation study re-categorizes a portion of your building into 5-, 7- or 15-year class lives. When the usable lives of these items are accelerated, your income is reduced, thus, reducing your income taxes. 

Within the first five years of building ownership, you could save up to $100,000 for every $1 million in building costs. Cost segregation has been recommended by the AICPA and many leading financial publications, including the Journal of Accountancy.

Our preliminary analysis is always available at no cost.

Increase Cash Flow

Spend Less on Taxes

Stay Compliant

Don't Throw Money Away

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About Scott Melrose

Scott Melrose has been a National Account Executive with CSSI® since 2015. Scott has earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Cleveland State University. Scott’s experience owning and operating rental property gives him insight into the challenges and opportunities facing commercial real estate owners.

In addition to working with property owners, Scott has presented cost segregation and the tangible property regulations for continuing education credit for CPAs and tax attorneys for a local bar association.

Currently, Scott serves on the Finance and Administration Commission for his parish church. He is also a proud father of four children and grandfather to ten grandchildren.

Cost Segregation Analysis

Fill out the form below with your property’s information, and you will be on your way to maximum tax savings. With the property information requested below, we will respond to you within two business days with a complete analysis of your potential tax savings. Your property and your tax savings are important to us.