How Cost Segregation Studies Work | ELB Consulting

STEP 1: Get An Analysis To See If Cost Segregation Is Right For Your Property

Provide some basic information about your property to get a no-cost Feasibility Analysis of tax and cash flow benefits. This will help you see your estimated gains and cost to see if a cost segregation study is right for you. Review this proposal with your local ELB representative (and possibly your CPA). After signing a contract and receiving a 50% deposit, we’ll begin the cost segregation process.

STEP 2: We Gather Important Information From You Upfront, Then Do All The Heavy Lifting

Our professional project management team walks you through collecting the pertinent property and cost information we need. We don’t ask for more than we need to, and we don’t create lots of work for you throughout the entire process.

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STEP 3: Our Engineers Inspect Your Property And Itemize Your Assets Into More Detail Than Traditional Cost Segregation Studies

We coordinate a time for our engineers to inspect your property. They fully document, engineer and photograph the property in compliance with IRS guidelines. Using our proprietary technology that finds more tax benefits for you, our team seamlessly works in the background and doesn’t interfere with any daily operations of the property.

STEP 4: After Inspection, Our Team Develops Your Report

After the inspection and on-site data gathering by ELB’s in-house engineer, the information is analyzed to find assets that can be depreciated faster, reducing your current tax liability and improving your cash flow. The report is run through our strict quality control to meet IRS guidelines, making you ‘bullet-proof’ in the rare event of an audit.

STEP 5: Receive Your Report, Get Your Benefits

We deliver your “CPA-ready” final report along with Asset Management detail. None of our studies have ever been rejected or denied by the IRS. Enjoy decreased tax liability and more money in your pocket.

STEP 1: Get An Analysis To See If Cost Segregation Is Right For Your Property

Provide some basic information about your property to get a no-cost Feasibility Analysis of tax and cash flow benefits. This will help you see your estimated gains and cost to see if a cost segregation study is right for you. Review this proposal with your local ELB representative (and possibly your CPA). After signing a contract and receiving a 50% deposit, we’ll begin the cost segregation process.

STEP 2: We Gather Important Information From You Upfront, Then Do All The Heavy Lifting

Our professional project management team walks you through collecting the pertinent property & cost information we need. We don’t ask for more than we need to, and we don’t create lots of work for you throughout the entire process.

STEP 3: Our Engineers Inspect Your Property And Itemize Your Assets Into More Detail Than Traditional Cost Segregation Studies

We coordinate a time for our engineers to inspect your property. They fully document, engineer and photograph the property in compliance with IRS guidelines. Using proprietary tablet technology that finds more tax benefits for you, our team seamlessly works in the background and doesn’t interfere with any daily operations of the property.

STEP 4: After Inspection, Our Team Develops Your Report

After the inspection and on-site data gathering by ELB’s in-house engineer, the information is analyzed to find assets that can be depreciated faster than 39 years, reducing your current tax liability and improving your cash flow. The report is run through strict quality control to meet IRS guidelines and to maximize your benefits.

STEP 5: Receive Your Report, Get Your Benefits

We deliver your “CPA-ready” final report along with Asset Management detail. None of our studies have ever been rejected or denied by the IRS. Enjoy decreased tax liability and increased cash flow.

Benefit from our “3-in-1” Study

Our study offers a strong value proposition, both today with the initial results, and in the future for disposition/abandonment.

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ELB’s proprietary fully engineered and accounted methodology details all building components; both accelerated (5, 7, and 15 year) and straight-line items.

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Due to our methodology and equal treatment of all accelerated and straight-line components, our study also serves as an asset management tool, which our competitors typically charge extra to provide.

3

Where appropriate, ELB can include disposition and/or abandonment in its initial study. Additionally, our asset management detail effectively allows for disposition, retirement and abandonment of assets for future upgrades, maintenance and/or repairs.

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How Much Tax Benefit Can I Get?

The below examples can show you just how much you may be able to reduce your tax liability.

New Construction Example

Cost Basis: $12,000,000
ELB Consulting: $4,560,000 (38%)
1st Year Tax Benefit: $828,308
5 Year Tax Benefit: $3,910,572
*Fees vary depending on client provided data

Tenant Improvement Example

Cost Basis: $725,000
ELB Consulting: $362,500 (50%)
1st Year Tax Benefit: $76,319
5 Year Tax Benefit: $343,868
*Fees vary depending on client provided data

Acquired Property Example

Cost Basis: $4.506,400
ELB Consulting: $2,298,264 (51%)
1st Year Tax Benefit: $385,933
5 Year Tax Benefit: $1,979,054
*Fees vary depending on client provided data

Existing Property Example

Cost Basis: $956,221
ELB Consulting: $420,737 (44%)
1st Year Tax Benefit: $43,716
5 Year Tax Benefit: $232,723
*Fees vary depending on client provided data

Why Start Now?

• Receive tax deductions or cash flow now, rather than later.
• The TCJA provides for 100% bonus depreciation through 2023.
• Take advantage of current IRS guidelines.

Get Started

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Step One: Call or message us.

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Study of Property

Step Two: We perform a fully-engineered study of your property.

We'll do all the heavy lifting to find you the maximum tax deductions you qualify for.

CPA-READY Report

Step Three: We deliver your 'CPA-ready' report.

Get a completed cost segregation study that decreases your tax liability and puts more money in your pocket.

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