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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

Successful Acquisitions Include Equipment Appraisals

By |2019-06-24T16:13:33+00:00June 24th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Successful acquisitions include equipment appraisals. Sellers almost invariably overestimate the value of their equipment. The only way to get an accurate estimate is through a professional, industry-specific certified equipment appraisal, the results of which probably will be surprising to many. The surprise I’m referring to here is usually not a pleasant one. I can't tell

Accurate Valuation Is Critical to Selling Your Business! 

By |2019-09-05T15:04:37+00:00June 6th, 2017|News|

Accurate Valuation Is Critical to Selling Your Business!  Valuing your business accurately is essential if you don't want to risk leaving money on the table or scaring away potential buyers. Before undertaking the appraisal, put time into sprucing up your business and its financials. Effort spent at the outset will pay dividends down the road.