AR118-WEB Introduction to Cost Segregation

Webinar Description

Cost segregation is a tax strategy that provides taxpayers long term benefits and immediate increases to cash flows through real estate and property analysis. While cost segregation is a tax-specific analysis, appraisers have skills that can be leveraged to provide a value-add to their clients. This webinar is designed as a introduction to cost segregation for appraisers, and is intended to provide a high-level overview of this practice area. We will review the history of cost segregation, recent trends, prospect identification, key components of a quality study, and other topics. We will conclude with a case study to show the application of cost segregation in practice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon webinar completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe cost segregation scope, application, and methodology;
  • Identify opportunities within existing client bases as well as prospects;
  • Understand the benefits and how to communicate them; and
  • Discuss the tax law framework allowing for cost segregation.

Recommended Pre-Reading

Webinar Audience

MTS, ARM, BV or any appraiser interested in expanding their skillset to a new practice area in which to provide value to existing or prospective clients. 

Instructor Information

Matthew Dianich, ASA | Director | Andersen Tax 

Matthew Dianich leads the cost segregation practice at Andersen Tax, having over 10 years of experience conducting and managing studies across a wide array of industries. Additionally, Matthew provides valuations of fixed assets, inventory, and machinery and equipment for tax planning and financial reporting purposes, as well as tax consulting services including research and development credits, fixed asset reviews, and repairs and maintenance studies.  Matthew is a Member of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP), and is part of the ASCSP's Technical Standards Committee.  Matthew also holds an ASA designation in Machinery & Technical Specialties from the American Society of Appraisers.


Introduction to Cost Segregation
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Webinar Course Certificate
2.40 CE credits  |  Certificate available
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