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179D EPAct Study for an Auto Dealership in California

$38,951.70 in Total Realized Tax Savings


By applying cost segregation, property investors accelerate depreciation, reduce tax liability and increase their bottom line. This aids in future benefits via abandonment, repairs, routine maintenance and overall asset management. ETS performs hundreds of cost segregation studies on a monthly basis for property owners, providing a detailed engineering review of assets including special purpose mechanical and electrical systems, decorative finishes, site improvements, and any process related to special purpose construction.

Project Partial Benefit Square Footage Tax Benefit
Building 1
HVAC $0.60  2,553 $1,531.80
Building Envelope $0.60  10,408 $6,244.80
Lighting $0.50 (34.95)  9,147 $4,573.50
Building 2
HVAC $0.60  27,342 $16,405.20
Building Envelope $0.60 16,994 $10,196.40
Lighting N/A N/A N/A
Combined Total Benefit 66,444 $38,951.70

179D Energy Policy Act 

The 179D energy certification calculates the tax deduction achieved from the installation of energy-efficient assets, including HVAC, building envelope, and lighting. The building may qualify for up to $1.80 per square foot ($0.60 per square foot for each system); however, partial deductions are allowed for lighting.  The 179D energy deduction is available for newly constructed or energy renovated commercial buildings as well as apartment buildings 4 stories or more. Commercial property owners who pay taxes can claim the benefit with the exception of government-owned buildings where the tax deduction may be allocated to the designer. In order to qualify for these deductions, an analysis of your energy savings is required by a qualified firm like Engineered Tax Services. The savings are significant can additional tax benefits are often identified through the engineering process.  Contact ETS for more information.

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