A cost segregation study is a federal income tax tool that increases your near-term cash flow by deferring taxes. With a cost segregation analysis, you could be able to write off up to 30-35% of your building’s original purchase price in the first year!
Because depreciation occurs when a purchased building ages, it loses value over time. Actually, your building is not only one piece of property, but comprised of subcomponents (such as lighting fixtures, heating and air conditioning systems, and other components that deteriorate over time).
Stacy Deru is a business consultant with Engineered Advisory, the parent company of Engineered Tax Services. She has over 20 years of experience working with businesses in operations, risk management and development.
Her current areas of focus with ETS are Tax Mitigation, Estate Planning and consulting with CPA firms to grow their practice. She is active with Urban Land Institute and is an Instructor and Facilitator with their UrbanPlan program, educating students, community leaders and developers about best practices in redevelopment. She has also worked with private and public entities to plan and complete solar projects.
In 2021, she and her family moved from Utah to Tennessee, where she lives just outside of Nashville with her two sons, husband, 2 dogs, cat and brine shrimp. The latter of which may be in the running for a Guinness Book of World Records spot.