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Why do Business Owners Need Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisals?

By |2019-10-10T16:28:09+00:00October 10th, 2019|News|

Why do Business Owners Need Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisals? Lenders, CPAs, Attorneys, Courts, and the IRS all require a USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant, substantiated Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisal. If the machinery appraisal report you obtain is not USPAP compliant, it is not a “qualified” appraisal, and it will not

Equipment Appraisals for Divorce Litigation Purposes

By |2019-10-01T15:58:24+00:00October 1st, 2019|News|

Equipment Appraisals for Divorce Litigation Purposes Business assets are treated much the same way as personal assets when going through a divorce. An equipment appraisal will be necessary to determine the fair market value of the equipment. When dividing assets, there needs to be a method for determining what value you are dividing with your

What Information is Needed for an Equipment Appraisal?

By |2019-09-26T17:55:24+00:00September 26th, 2019|News|

  I frequently get asked to quote equipment appraisal projects. Often the potential client has never purchased an equipment appraisal before. Before I begin, I review what information is needed to prepare a quote for an equipment appraisal. First is the reason (or need) for the report. The report structure for financing collateral purposes, for

What is Involved in Fixed Asset Appraisals?

By |2019-09-16T21:11:45+00:00September 16th, 2019|News|

When you're looking at machinery and equipment appraisals, the different approaches taken to determine machinery valuation can seem mind-boggling at times. As an equipment appraiser, I know best which type of appraisal fits my Client's situation and their business' needs, but knowing a bit about common appraisal practices helps you better understand your equipment value

Machinery and Equipment Appraisals for Lenders

By |2019-09-12T18:11:41+00:00September 12th, 2019|News|

Machinery and Equipment appraisals are becoming a common request from banks and lenders that are currently lending in today’s environment. Having been burnt by the bubble of real estate assets and the loss of value that have caused the worth on their books to shrink, lenders have started to see the benefit of getting a

What is Normal Useful Life?

By |2019-09-05T15:26:06+00:00September 5th, 2019|News|

If you are selling your business, financing or refinancing, or auctioning old equipment, you may need the services of a machinery appraiser to determine the value of your business assets. During an equipment appraisal, a skilled appraiser will use a variety of factors to determine fair equipment values.  One factor typically considered is the asset's

How Does a Machinery Appraisal Factor into a Business Dispute?

By |2019-08-28T20:22:00+00:00August 28th, 2019|News|

Whether you're dealing with the breakup of a partnership or a lawsuit, a certified machinery & equipment appraisal will provide you with tools to prove the value of your equipment from those who would inflate or deflate its value for their own benefit. But exactly how does this type of appraisal impact your machinery value,

The IRS & Non-Cash Charitable Donations

By |2019-08-21T16:45:31+00:00August 21st, 2019|News|

There are many requirements to consider with the IRS & non-cash charitable donations. Non-Cash charitable donations by a business entity can be a red flag to the IRS unless done right! The Internal Revenue Service follows specific requirements regarding the valuation of donated properties and the substantiation of charitable contribution deductions. Recently, a client had

Meet Dawn Moesser, ASA Certified Appraiser and Founder of ICS

By |2019-07-22T15:11:42+00:00July 22nd, 2019|News|

Meet Dawn Moesser, ASA Certified Appraiser and Founder of ICS Dawn Moesser, President of ICS Asset Management Services, Inc. is an ASA certified appraiser of Machinery & Technical Valuations providing certified appraisal services in the areas of construction, heavy machinery and medical equipment to the small business and SBA financial lending markets. Now in its

Ever Had to Consider an Ad Valorem Tax Appeal For Your Business?

By |2019-07-09T12:43:44+00:00July 9th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Ever had to consider an Ad Valorem tax appeal for your business? Business owners who provide independent equipment values researched by an experienced certified equipment appraiser are more successful in their tax appeal. Case in point, an appeal for an injection molding plant, our equipment appraisal report discussed the global financial downturn of 2008-2010: an