new small firm cost seg opportunities

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accountants’ top five questions answered.

by brian coddington
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brian coddington is the director of tax accounting methods and credits in the fort worth, texas, office of source advisors.

cost segregation is a highly beneficial and widely accepted tax compliance strategy utilized by commercial real estate owners and tenants to accelerate depreciation deductions, defer tax and improve cash flow.

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1 — who uses cost segregation?

once used only by the largest accounting firms and real estate owners, this practice has now become routine for commercial property owners of almost every size.

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can the r&d tax credit be used to offset the amt?

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check four tests for qualified research.

by alex pak
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alex pak is a director in the los angeles, california office ofsource advisors.

the protecting americans from tax hikes (path) act of 2015 includes provisions that allow certain taxpayers to offset their amt liability with the r&d tax credit for taxable years beginning on or after jan. 1, 2016.

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amt limitations

before the path act, amt restrictions prevented qualified companies from utilizing 100 percent of the r&d tax credit. the excess credits were often carried forward. today, small businesses can offset amt using the r&d tax credit for tax years beginning after dec. 31, 2015.
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how the r&d tax credit has expanded over the years

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improving your process? you could qualify.

by deborah roth
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deborah roth is practice leader and managing director in the fort worth, texas office ofsourceadvisors.

governments typically incentivize private industry to produce research and development (r&d) as a strategic tool to advance their economies. initially temporary, the federal r&d tax credit became the united states’ primary means for rewarding businesses for investment in research. the path act of 2015 permanently extended the r&d tax credit and expanded its provisions.

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rapid changes in technology over the past decades have forced most companies to constantly innovate. at every stage, companies encounter technical challenges related to developing new or improved products and trade processes and integrating them with existing assets.
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the nine-point plan for handling §179d

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koch and syed

it takes a team.

by karen j. koch and imran syed
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karen j. koch, cpa, mt, is a senior director in the louisville, ky., office ofsourceadvisors.imran syed, p.e., leed ap, cem, hers rater, is a senior director, energy services in the fort worth, texas, office.

section §179d can help your commercial real estate clients reduce taxable income and increase cash flow significantly. just make sure you know the current rules, rates, regs, and the reach of this provision.

whether you have a large roster of commercial real estate clients or are just dipping your toes in the water, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the existing and potential changes to energy incentives. that’s why it’s so important for the energy design needed to qualify for tax incentives to be correct in the original design. the design for claiming lucrative tax incentives is as critical as building the financial stack.

map out a list of points to discuss with your commercial real estate clients.
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