posts tagged as Real Estate


By Lisa Haffer | March 18, 2015

Buildings May Be Depreciated Prior to Being Open for Business

A recent district court case in Louisiana addressed whether a building can be considered “placed in service” before it is even open for business. Retailers and restaurants should pay attention, as depreciation can be impacted... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 23, 2014

5 Extended Tax Breaks that Benefits Restaurants

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 into law – which includes several tax breaks that had expired at the end of 2013. read more


By Dana Zukofsky | December 19, 2014

Commissary Kitchen Series: Part 3 Taking it to the Next Level

Now that you know how commissary kitchens can increase your efficiency and create consistency in the food you serve, it’s time to figure out how to fully capitalize on a commissary kitchen and... read more


By Dana Zukofsky | October 15, 2014

Commissary Kitchen Series: Part 2: Increase Your Efficiency

Imagine if you could create delicious, masterpiece menu items with the speed and efficiency of assembly line production. Now, stop imagining – because it’s possible when you use the... read more


By Jeff Tubaugh | September 24, 2014

Can a Cost Segregation Study Lower Your Tax Bill?

Like most business owners, you are probably looking for ways to reduce your tax bill – especially with the highest federal tax bracket rate now at 39.6 percent. read more


By Dana Zukofsky | August 06, 2014

Commissary Kitchen Series: Part 1: Creating consistency

Consistency is an important ingredient for restaurant success. It is what brings people back for more and creates a regular customer base – reputations are built on consistency. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | July 02, 2014

Properly Reporting Owner Compensation and Benefits

The tax treatment of company-paid owner compensation and fringe benefits vary across business entity types. We often find that owners are not compensated properly which can cause issues with... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 24, 2014

Should We Buy or Lease our Real Estate?

We don’t use a standard “lease vs. buy” model. While financial... read more


By Jeff Tubaugh | April 02, 2014

Tenant Improvement Allowances – Do You Qualify for Beneficial Tax Treatment?

Tenant improvement allowances are routinely used in lease negotiations, but certain criteria must be met in order to receive beneficial tax treatment read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 04, 2014

Why Should I Segregate Pre-Opening Costs?

There are a variety of costs related to opening a new location. Some expenses, such as new kitchen equipment, will be capitalized and depreciated over time. read more