It’s our favorite time of the week once again—the MSATP team just dropped our third Facebook Livestream episode featuring an in-depth analysis of the latest happenings in the tax and financial world!
MSATP’s latest video features a dynamic duo of industry experts. First, Phyllis Burlage returns to break down a busy 2018 legislative schedule that could have a major impact for tax professionals. Then, Jerry Lotz, from Cost Segregation Services Incorporated (CSSI), introduces the concept of cost segregation—a method of re-classifying components and improvements of commercial buildings from real property to personal property to reduce taxable income and ramp up cash flow. Here’s a closer look at what MSATP’s third episode covered—make sure to watch the video to get the full experience!
It’s been a busy start to 2018—there were 3,127 bills introduced during the Maryland legislative session spanning from January 10th to April 9th. Here are some key takeaways from all the recent activity:
It looks like the majority of MSATP’s clients will be paying higher Maryland taxes in the coming year. The Maryland legislature still needs to gauge exactly how much more revenue will be generated by the tax changes before they make further changes. Based on the available information, here’s what to expect for the tax year:
Several classifications of Maryland taxpayers are getting substantial tax breaks thanks to the new legislation coming down the pipeline—including small businesses and investors. Here’s a quick break-down of who stands to benefit:
On last week’s episode, we covered the HSA conundrum when it came to male reproductive coverage and the attempted legislative “fix” for the issue. The HSA “fix” for coverage of vasectomies passed and was approved by the Governor. Another “fix”—this time for Obamacare to prevent skyrocketing premiums also saw some movement. Maryland will take the $380 million federal tax break away from insurance companies and use the money to subsidize the catastrophic claims by those with insurance thru the Maryland Marketplace.
COST SEGREGATION—STAY COMPLIANT, SAVE MONEY
The rules have changed—there’s now a way to keep your clients compliant and get more loyal customers. Sound too good to be true? With cost segregation, you can do both! Cost segregation is a method of re-classifying components and improvements of your commercial building from real property to personal property. This process allows the assets to be depreciated on five, seven, or fifteen-year schedule instead of the traditional 27.5 or 39-year depreciation schedule of real property. This means your clients’ current taxable income will be substantially reduced while their cash flow increases.
The experienced professionals at Cost Segregations Services Incorporated will conduct a complimentary property analysis and review the potential savings with you and your client. The study will be fully completed in a short 4-6 weeks and will keep your clients happy and compliant! Who exactly qualifies and benefits from this game-changing tax approach? A wide variety of businesses and individuals are eligible for major tax savings, including owners and leaseholders of residential rental, multi-family and commercial properties. Contact Cost Segregation Services Incorporated today to learn how you can save your clients a substantial amount of their hard-earned money!
Be sure to stay tuned for this week’s MSATP Facebook Live stream on Thursday, April 19th at 9 AM to hear our Board President, William M. Feehley, wrap-up the 2017 tax season! Not a member of our private MSATP Members Facebook Group yet? Click HERE to join!