Cost Segregation is a tax planning strategy to accelerate depreciation deductions, defer taxes and improve cash flow

Residential rental property is depreciated over a lengthy 27.5 years whereas commercial real estate is depreciated even longer over 39 years. IRS rules allow non-building components such as personal property and land improvements to be segregated from the building and depreciated more rapidly, generally over 5, 7, and 15 years.

A Cost Segregation study can drastically improve cash flow by accelerating depreciation deductions, which offset taxable income. The study can typically generate cash savings between 2.5 to 10 percent of the building’s cost.

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How we can help you

IronGate can perform Cost Segregation studies without historical construction documents by applying the same cost estimation techniques and software used by construction professionals.

The benefits of a Cost Segregation study go beyond accelerating the timing of deductions. Taxpayers are allowed to write off and take losses on disposed building components. Cost Segregation carves out building components such that if a taxpayer were to replace the roof, upgrade the lights, or overhaul the HVAC system, the taxpayer can take a loss on the disposed components.


IronGate provides free consultations and benefit estimates on all Cost Segregation studies. Our deliverables are consistent with the IRS Audit Techniques Guide and the standards of ASCSP (American Institute of Cost Segregation Professionals), a professional organization committed to the highest technical and ethical standards in the Cost Segregation industry.  

We provide free audit support and are proficient with Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method. All Cost Segregation studies performed by IRONGATE are certified by a team of ASCSP CCSP (Certified Cost Segregation Professionals), many of whom have served as ASCSP Officers and Directors.


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