Cost Segregation Q/A (FAQs)

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What is cost segregation?

Cost segregation is one of the most common tax planning tools for anyone that owns real estate. It allows companies and individuals who have constructed, purchased, expanded or remodeled any kind of real estate to increase cash flow by accelerating depreciation deductions and deferring federal and state income taxes.

What is a cost segregation study? How does it work?

When real estate is acquired, it typically includes some sort of building structure, together with its interior and exterior components. Generally, real estate is depreciated (and generates tax deductions) over 27½ years (residential) or 39 years (commercial). Keep in mind land is not depreciable.

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