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Our blog covers a broad spectrum of tax-related topics, from detailed insights into specific tax benefits to news on the latest regulatory developments. We delve into various tax strategies, providing clear steps and tools to help you implement these strategies effectively. Our expert analysis offers a deep understanding of the tax landscape, helping you make informed decisions and drive your financial growth.

We understand that the world of taxation is constantly evolving, with new laws, regulations and compliance issues emerging regularly. Our blog keeps you abreast of these developments, offering timely news and insights that can have a significant impact on your tax planning and management.

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We invite you to explore our blog, leverage the insights it offers and stay informed about the latest developments in the world of taxation. With our blog, you have a wealth of tax insights and news at your fingertips, helping you navigate the complexities of taxation and achieve your financial goals.

cost segregation study
Kim Lochridge

When's the best time to do a cost segregation study?

If you’ve got real estate or real estate clients, you should know that the best way to reduce tax liability is by commissioning a cost segregation study. But should you do it before or after a rehab — or both? The IRS, in its 1999 memorandums, defined cost segregation by recognizing that a building consists

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low-income housing
Heidi Henderson

Investors Should Link Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to a Cost Segregation Study for Maximum Savings

In recent years, commercial real estate owners and investors have learned a secret: they can greatly maximize their tax savings if they combine Low-Income Housing Tax Credits with a cost segregation study. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is the federal government’s major tool for creating affordable housing. As a federal tax credit administered by

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tZERO
Engineered Tax Services

tZERO Partners with Engineered Tax Services to Provide Its Clients Secondary Trading Opportunities

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–tZERO, a leader in blockchain innovation and liquidity for digital assets, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Engineered Tax Services, Inc. (ETS), the country’s largest licensed tax credits and incentives advisory firm. ETS is a licensed engineering firm with over 150 employees that focuses on federal, state, and local tax

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building rehab
Kim Lochridge

Should You Do a Cost Segregation Study Before or After a Building Rehab?

Building Renovations Before or After A Cost Segregation Study? If you’ve got real estate or real estate clients, you should know that the best way to reduce tax liability is by commissioning a cost segregation study. But should you do it before or after a rehab—or both? Building Rehab: The Importance Of A Cost Segregation Study

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Heidi Henderson

How Often Should Cost Segregation Be Applied?

How often should cost segregation be applied to a building? And are annual updates required or necessary? Property owners ask this question on a regular basis. A good cost segregation study only needs to be applied once to a building and will calculate the annual depreciation for as long as you own it. However, always ensure that

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Tax reprieves
Engineered Tax Services

Tax reprieves that may help cushion the current economic storm

AIA Partner Engineered Tax Services provides an overview of tax credits and other forms of assistance. Early 2020 has rolled in unlike any other year in the US and perhaps even world history. Below in this article are some less know Tax Reprieves that can be financially beneficial to businesses through these difficult times. The

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Engineered Tax Services

Use Offshoring as a Tactic to Transition from Compliance to Advisory

For several years now, there’s been a long-standing argument that if those of us in the accounting profession are to thrive, and not just survive, we’re doing to have to switch from a compliance mindset—merely being passive order-takers who enable our client to comply with prevailing tax codes—to an advisory role. By assuming an active

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Heidi Henderson

Before You Build, Maximize the Tax Incentives in the Construction Industry

There is tremendous value in construction tax planning. If you’re in the construction industry, do you know how many millions of dollars you can save if you plan ahead to take advantage of powerful tax incentives before you build? At Engineered Tax Services, we have 20 years’ experience specializing in providing specialty tax services to

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Engineered Tax Services

Anti-Censorship Bills Could Drive Big Tech Away from States by Killing Tax Breaks

So far, two conservative-leaning states have proposed “anti-censorship” bills that would eliminate tax breaks for Big Tech/social media companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter that deplatform conservative politicians and commentators who violate their terms of use. In February 2021 in Alabama, Republican state Rep. Chip Brown authored a bill, HB213, known as the “Anti-Censorship

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IRS hurdles
Heidi Henderson

How Architects Can Overcome IRS Hurdles to Obtain R&D Tax Credits

Architects often ask if they will face resistance from the IRS if they claim R&D tax credits and get audited, but they can improve their chances by following these guidelines and tips. IRS Hurdles List Read the IRS guidelines, know the four-part test, and understand how to define phases in project accounting. According to the

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