Cost Segregation

Cost Segregation

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Reducing Taxes & Increasing Cash Flow

HLB Gross Collins, P.C. has formed various strategic alliances toprovide tax optimizations strategies to our clients worldwide. Our asset optimization practice includes strategic tax consulting, cost segregation analysis, and property valuation. Our mission is to enhance the value of your business through lower taxes and increased cash flow.

Cost Segregation

As a strategic tax tool, cost segregation allows companies to accelerate facility-related deductions, often resulting in significant tax savings. If you've recently (since 1986) purchased, built, improved or added to your real estate holdings, cost segregation can significantly impact your company's financial landscape.

As a result of a cost segregation analysis, a company can significantly improve its ROI as well as enhance the debt and risk structure of its real estate portfolio.

How it Works

A company's real estate holdings typically make up a substantial part of its assets. Cost segregation analyzes the individual components of a real estate portfolio, segregating the costs as personal property, land improvements or building assets. The accelerated depreciation resulting from the study markedly decreases income taxes and increases cash flow.

What Types of Assets

Real-estate investments best suited for a cost segregation study include all post-1986 real-estate construction, building acquisitions or improvements, new buildings under construction, the purchase or acquisition of existing property, existing buildings undergoing renovation or expansion, and office leasehold improvements and "fit-outs."

The Bottom Line

Reclassifying elements of a building from a thirty-nine year to a five year recovery period typically results in a NPV benefit of 21 cents for each reclassified dollar. Seven or fifteen year reclassification typically results in 19 and 11 cents NPV benefits, respectively. Actual NPV savings will vary depending on corporate discount and effective tax rates.

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ORAFOL Americas Inc.

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