Ask an Expert: What Makes ETS Different Than Other Cost Segregation Providers?

What if I already work with a different cost segregation provider?

The difference is that the quality, data and procedures followed and detailed in our report yield more mileage. We are the only legitimate licensed engineering firm in the industry that has professionally licensed engineers on staff who have mechanical and structural expertise. Our firm can break down 39 and 27.5-year property in detail. This allows you to better manage all assets from a tax perspective in terms of leases, abandonment and sale.

What if I considered cost segregation studies in the past, but they were too expensive, with too little guidance for an accepted study?

Times have changed. You can now consider a study with confidence. The fees have gone down for superior savings, the IRS has published effective rules and a one-year catch up is permitted. Now is the perfect time to review your opportunities. What if I get a lower quote from another cost segregation provider? Our fees are very competitive. However, be wary of firms that do not charge market price for a highly specialized service. Firms without tax experts to consult and collaborate on engineering studies raise red flags with the IRS because it reflects a lack of expertise in cost estimation.

Doesn’t my accountant already perform cost segregation for me?

The IRS recommends using a third party for cost segregation studies.

How much money can a cost segregation study save me?

Typically, a building will yield 25-30% of the total cost that can be segregated into land improvements and personal property.

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