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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.
A quality cost segregation study should include the 13 points outlined within U.S. tax code. Our methodical approach identifies individual components of your commercial property, 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.
What Will a Cost Segregation Study Do for You?
Reduce Your Taxable Income:
By utilizing accelerated depreciation, your income is reduced, which immediately impacts your federal income tax payment. Our cost segregation studies help you get the maximum tax deductions while staying compliant with U.S. tax code.
Grow Your Business:
What you do with that money is up to you. Many of our clients use their tax savings to reinvest in their business, purchase additional property, or pay off their principal building payment.
Keep More of Your Money:
With less taxable income, you decrease the amount of income taxes you pay. Our cost segregation studies enable you to keep more of the money you make.
How Does Cost Segregation Services Get You the Highest Tax Savings?
We evaluate your building from both an engineering-based and financial standpoint. We provide you accurate calculations, and we work with your tax professional to implement our study results. We have helped commercial property owners across the nation save on buildings with a cost of $200,000 to $1.5 billion in almost every industry.