A: ELB performs what is called a “fully engineered and accounted” methodology, which is forensic in its detail of both accelerated property (5, 7, and 15 year items) as well as the straight-line (39 or 27.5 year items), which maximizes the allowable IRS deductions. The typical ‘engineering-based’ reports from other cost segregation providers do not provide the same level of detail in accelerated property, and usually bundle the straight-line property in just a few categories resulting in less IRS deductions.
This puts less money back in your pocket.
Why does this matter? First, ELB’s “fully engineered and accounted” methodology delivers complete asset management detail on all accelerated and straight-line items. The engineering-based studies identify just the standard items and miss the hidden electrical, plumbing and mechanical details, leaving your money on the table. Secondly, ELB’s report serves as an asset management report allowing you to easily identify future abandonment / disposition of items for future upgrades, improvements or repairs, in full compliance with the IRS Tangible Property Regulations.