Cost Segregation – A Useful Tool for CPAs A common depreciation scheme for a real estate purchase is to incorporate the entire cost of the building into a 39-year straight-line depreciation schedule. The cost segregation approach to depreciation provides a money-saving alternative that can lower tax bills and increase cash flow. Under cost segregation, the
Partial Disposition Prevents Simultaneous Depreciation Partial disposition refers to the disposition of part of a larger asset separately from the remainder of the asset, typically when a portion of the asset is replaced before the entire asset is depreciated. The IRS adopted partial disposition rules for Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) assets with the
Cost Segregation Basics Cost segregation is an alternate method of depreciation in which pieces of a property are classified into separate categories for tax purposes. Instead of applying a typical 39-year depreciation cycle on the entire property and its contents, Cost Segregation allows some asset classes to be depreciated faster, resulting in near-term tax savings.