If you’ve recently purchased or built a building or are remodeling existing space, consider a cost segregation study. It identifies property components and related costs that can be depreciated much faster, perhaps dramatically increasing your current deductions. Typical assets that qualify include decorative fixtures, security equipment, parking lots and landscaping.
The benefit of a cost segregation study may be limited in certain circumstances, such as if the business is subject to the alternative minimum tax or is located in a state that doesn’t follow federal depreciation rules.
For more information on cost segregation studies — or on other strategies to maximize your 2013 depreciation deductions — give us a call.