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Blog Posts in 2018

WHEN IS A VALUATOR APPRAISER AN EXPERT?

A valuator (business or IP) or appraiser (hard asset: real estate, equipment or inventory) is considered an "expert" when one or more of the following occurs: He is qualified by a court of ...
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UNDERSTATED BALANCE SHEETS

Organically grown IP usually is not reflected on a company balance sheet. The reason is simple: these costs to develop and maintain the IP (software, patent, etc.) are expensed. The only way IP is ...
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TRANSFER PRICING 2018

What is different about transfer pricing (IRC Section 482) in 2018 versus prior years? The primary differences are the following: The advent of the 2017 Tax Act is expected to place additional IRS ...
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WHAT'S IN A BUSINESS VALUATION?

The best answer is "no one knows." Buyers of business valuations (b.v.) beware. Even many of the better trusted advisors are not versed enough to critique a b.v. Perhaps the ones who know ...
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COST SEGREGATION PITFALLS

The awareness of using cost segregation to maximize tax depreciation has significantly increased. An added benefit was created by The Tax Act, allowing taxpayers to expense personal property (bonus ...
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HOW TO HIRE AN APPRAISER

That is the $64,000 question. To garner potential appraisal candidates, most business people ask their trusted advisors for names. But is that the most efficient approach? We suggest that this process ...
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409A VALUATIONS

The business valuation provided to satisfy the IRC 409A provisions is viewed by many recipients as a fungible product. That is to say that too many valuators treat the bidding process as a commodity. ...
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WHEN IS EXPERTISE IMPORTANT?

Always. However, the referring public does not always concur. During the Great Recession (2008-2017), we were referred into numerous prospective valuations opportunities, along with a cadre of lower ...
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Litigation

The environment for litigation valuations has increased in parallel with the improved economy. That makes sense, as plaintiffs have more to spend on lawyers and the potential payoffs are magnified. We ...
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TAX ACT 2017 - More Cost Segregation Benefits

The Tax Act of 2017 (affecting 2018 and years beyond) provides even more significant benefits to the already positive attributes of cost segregation. A properly prepared engineering analysis of ...
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Trademark Valuation

A trademark is "a word, phrase, symbol and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of another." [1] While the above definition is fairly ...
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New Tax Act

The New Tax Act will definitely impact the use of valuation services. We strongly suggest each person and company coordinate with their tax advisors, since the law is subject to varying ...
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