TAX TIPS AND STRATEGIES: PART 2 Hopefully you made it through the corporate tax deadline and are content with the results. As you wrap up the tax season, now is

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TAX TIPS AND STRATEGIES: PART 1 “While working through those April 15th tax returns, remember you are your client’s quarterback to a successful investment. Ensure you are utilizing your engineering-based

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Engineered Tax Services Named Winner in the 2016 Real Estate Awards

Engineered Tax Services Named Winner in the 2016 Real Estate Awards The Wealth & Finance International team has named the Engineered Tax Services with the Gonzalez Family Office as winner

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Prospects For U.S. Tax Reform in 2017

 Prospects For U.S. Tax Reform in 2017 With the surprising election of Donald Trump, and Republicans in control of both the House and Senate, the prospects for a major U.S.

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Back to the Future: What if Marty McFly Had Been a Property Investor

Back to the Future: What if Marty McFly Had Been a Property Investor In order to keep moving forward and appreciate where we are, you must look back occasionally and

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IRS Notice 2017-6 Creates Window of Opportunity to Unlock Tax Savings for Some Taxpayers The IRS issued Notice 2017-6 to extend the time to make certain changes to comply with

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How to Achieve the 45L Home Energy Efficient Tax Credit

We have outlined some very important items developers should take into consideration in order to achieve the energy efficient standards for the 45L tax credit. Of course, there are a

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6 Key Factors to Consider When Evaluating a Property for Cost Segregation

As the real estate market continues to rise, property owners are seeing the need to become more educated on ways to reduce their costs. Knowing that real estate is one

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Q&A: If a condominium complex is a short-term vacation rental, can I still do a cost segregation study?

Question: If I own and rent out a condominium complex as short-term vacation rentals, can I still do a cost segregation study? Answer: Yes. However, short-term rentals vs long-term rentals

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IRS Notice 2017-6 Creates Window of Opportunity to Unlock Tax Savings for Some Taxpayers

The IRS issued Notice 2017-6 to extend the time to make certain changes to comply with the tangible property regulations. This includes making accounting method changes for repair and maintenance

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Back to the Future: What if Marty McFly Had Been a Property Investor

In order to keep moving forward and appreciate where we are, you must look back occasionally and evaluate where we have been in years past. Investors who owned real estate

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How Trump Uses the Tax Code and How You Should Too

A couple of weeks ago, The New York Times published an article explaining the tax breaks that Donald Trump is able to enjoy that typical homeowners simply can not. Please

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Use Cost Segregation to Maximize Current, Future, and Recently Sold Investments

CPAs have always known that a dollar in their client’s hand today is worth more than the promise of a dollar tomorrow. With that in mind, CPAs have been helping

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The R&D Tax Credit Proves a Powerful Monetary Incentive for Design-Build Firms

Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It’s about intensive research, really.” – Peter Zumthor Many design-build firms are missing out on

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The Future of 179D and 45L Energy Tax Incentives

The Future of 179D and 45L Energy Tax Incentives Regarding requests for updates on the status of 179D and 45L extensions, unfortunately the answer is still nothing yet! But here

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Reduce Energy Consumption for Multi-Family Dwellings and Save

The 45L Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit The 45L Home Tax Credit equates to $2,000 per unit for energy efficient residential or multi-family properties. Both new construction as well as

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House Unveils New Tax Reform Blueprint

Provided by Real Estate Roundtable The tax reform blueprint was published today, June 24th, and represents the House Republican Conference’s vision for comprehensive tax reform, prior to negotiations with the

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It’s time to update your HVAC system, here’s why:

Today is the Summer Solstice sparking the first day of summer. Nearly half of all energy bills are a direct result of heating and cooling consumption. With the summer heat

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Apartment Building Owners Directly Benefit from Cost Segregation

Study Details – Apartment Building Purchase:  Engineered Tax Services performed a cost segregation engineering review of building components and site improvements on a 21 two-story buildings situated on 8 acres

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The Financial CHOICE Act – a Plan for Dodd Frank Reform

While details have yet to be released, the proposed Financial CHOICE Act would provide financial institutions with an alternative to the current Dodd Frank regulatory regime. They would be allowed to

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