Since a portion of the cost basis is allocated to short-life improvements, some owners and tax preparers express concern that the depreciation will be recaptured when the property is sold (at a tax rate of 25-35%).
Both the advisors and appraisers (who perform cost segregation studies) have studied and understand the Audit Techniques Guide. Cost segregation studies are encouraged by the IRS. In private correspondence, IRS staff has indicated a cost segregation study does not increase the change of an audit.
If you are a real estate investor or use real estate in your business, ignore the myths and obtain a free preliminary analysis to determine if you could benefit from a cost segregation study and increase your tax reductions and tax deductions.
It’s really too bad it takes an IRS tax lien attorney to convince the IRS to be reasonable. But that’s exactly what has to be accomplished. You don’t have to accept a lien blindly, because there are options available.