ETS University: Federal Tax Incentives for Architects, Engineers and Design-Build Contractors

Join us for this complimentary webinar on
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

As business and profits start to pick up, increased taxes follow close behind. Fortunately, several federal tax incentives are available that can help you increase your bottom line, often with features specifically designed for the architecture, engineering and design-build industries. Nevertheless, many taxpayers fail to take full advantage of these benefits, leaving dollars on the table in the process. Join ETS to learn how federal incentives like the research and experimentation tax credit, the energy efficient building deduction under Sec. 179D of the Code and accelerated depreciation planning through cost segregation and construction tax planning can be leveraged by your industry.

– Qualifying activities for the taxpayer engaged in construction activities
– Taxpayer does not have to do the actual construction
– Gross receipts derived from construction
– Proceeds attributable to the value of land
– Arguments for including proceeds attributable to the disposition of land
– Qualifying architectural and engineering services
– Related to real property
– Removal of requirement that engineering services must relate to real property.

Keynote Speaker:

Peter J. Scalise serves as the National Partner-in-Charge and the Federal Tax Practice Leader for Engineered Tax Services. Peter is a highly distinguished BIG 4 Alumni Tax Practice Leader and has approximately twenty years of progressive public accounting experience developing, managing, and leading multi-million dollar tax advisory practices on both a regional and national level.

Peter is a renowned keynote speaker and author on specialty tax incentives and legislative updates from Capitol Hill for NAREIT, USGBC, AICPA, ASTP, NATP, ABA, AIA, TEI and serves as a volunteer member of the iShade Tax Faculty. Peter serves on both the Board of Directors and Board of Editors for The American Society of Tax Professionals (“ASTP”) and is the Founding President and Chairman of The Northeastern Region Tax Roundtable, an operating division of ASTP.


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