Cost Segregation Study on a $38 Million Multi-Family Residential Building in Salt Lake City, UT

$5,956,814.15in 1st year Tax Savings

Without a Cost Segregation study, a $38 Million Multifamily Residential Building in Salt Lake City, UT, purchased in 2018 would have generated a 1st year depreciation of $1,380,671.00. By applying a cost segregation study, the property investors accelerate depreciation, for the 1st year to $7,337,485.15. This acceleration in deprecation allows the property investors to reduce their tax liability and in turn increase their bottom line. By breaking down the building asset into components, a cost segregation also aids in future benefits of abandonment, repairs, routine maintenance and overall asset manage-ment. ETS performs hundreds of cost segregation studies monthly 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.

Study Type Class Life Percentage Accelerated Tax
Cost Segregation 5-Year 16.07% $6,094,416.50
Cost Segregation 15-Year 2.41% $915,167.00
Cost Segregation 27.5-Year 81.52% $327,901.57
Total 1st Yr Depreciation with Cost Seg $7,337,485.15
Depreciation 1st Year without Cost Seg. $1,380,671.00
Total Difference in Depreciation 1st Year $5,956,814.15

% amounts relate to how much was reallocated from the depreciated basis

Cost Segregation is based on a 40% tax bracket for federal and State Taxes and performed on the ADR Asset Depreciation Range. Financial benefits are realized by maximizing net present value through deferring tax payments and using increased cash flow to strengthen your portfolio or scale your business. The tables above identify the difference between a cost segregation study and traditional 39.5-year capitalization. The line graph (if shown) demonstrates the impact of investment cash.