Cost Segregation

Cost Segregation Saves Commercial Property Owners Millions. Friends don’t let friends pay higher taxes.

Landmark Commercial Realty has partnered with our TCN Worldwide preferred vendor, to perform engineering-based cost segregation studies for commercial properties valued at $200,000 – $1.5 billion.

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.

What Is Cost Segregation?

Cost Segregation is an application by which commercial property owners can accelerate depreciation and reduce the amount of taxes owed.

A cost segregation study is a federal income tax tool that increases your near-term cash flow in the form of a tax deferral. In a study, the parts of your building that qualify for shorter recovery periods are identified, quantified, and classified to produce additional depreciation deductions which reduce the amount of taxes owed.

Why Should I Perform A Cost Segregation Study?

Without a study, your tax professional will only be able to accelerate certain assets. A cost segregation study provides your tax professional with accurate engineering-based information to establish 5-, 7-, 15-, and 27.5- or 39-year depreciation schedules. When these schedules are applied, there are substantial increases tax savings in the earlier years of owning your property.

How Does Cost Segregation Services Get You the Highest Tax Savings?

We evaluate your building from both an engineering-based and financial standpoint and provide you accurate calculations.  Our cost segregation team works with your tax professional to implement the study results.

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 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. Cost segregation studies enable you to keep more of the money you make.

Landmark has teamed up with the best cost segregation firm in the country to deliver tax savings to south central Pennsylvania.  Since 2003, they have completed over 20,000 studies for commercial property owners in all 50 states.  We bring the personal and professional attention that every commercial property owner and their tax professional need to assure the proper engineering-based cost segregation result, according to tax law.

Here is how to determine if your property is a viable candidate for cost segregation:

  • Does your commercial or income property have a cost of at least $150,000?
  • Do you lease commercial space and have incurred buildout costs?
  • Does your commercial or income property have remaining depreciation?
  • Have you completed renovations in the last year?
  • Have you made frequent renovations during the ownership of your property?
  • Do you plan to own your building for at least five additional years?

COMPLIMENTARY Cost Segregation Analysis

With your preliminary no-cost cost segregation analysis, you will receive:

  • An overview of your estimated tax savings
  • A net present value analysis showing the power of the time value of money
  • An engagement letter with applicable study fees
  • An outline of documents required to get started with your study

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 have a complete analysis of your potential tax savings based on your property’s specifics. Your property will also be reviewed for potential tax benefits from disposition deductions, removal cost deductions, and capital to expense reversals.