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ELFF: Investment in Equipment and Software Recovers in Q3/20 and Highlights From the Q4 Update

By |2021-01-18T17:54:55+00:00January 18th, 2021|News|

Despite Covid-19 Pandemic US Economy Continues Road to Recovery - After severe declines in equipment and software investment in Q1/20 and Q2/20 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, investment in equipment and software recovers in Q3/20 as the U.S. economy began to reopen, according to the 2020 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook

Manage Your Equipment Assets

By |2020-07-08T19:42:01+00:00July 8th, 2020|News|

Manage your assets with superior management services from ICS Asset Management Services Inc. ISC provides a comprehensive line of asset valuation and portfolio management services, including asset inspections, inventory compilation, and equipment valuation. As President and owner, Dawn Moesser has over 25 years of experience. If your industry revolves around machinery, take a moment to

Make Your CPA Happy with a Certified Equipment Appraisal

By |2020-04-09T18:17:32+00:00April 9th, 2020|News|

Make Your CPA Happy with a Certified Equipment Appraisal Another way you can help your bottom line is to make your CPA happy with a certified equipment appraisal, so they spend less time working on your taxes. You are likely paying your CPA by the hour to do your taxes. For every piece of equipment

Think of an Equipment Appraisal as a Business Planning Tool

By |2020-04-02T15:37:38+00:00April 2nd, 2020|News|

Think of an equipment appraisal as a business planning tool.  A savvy business owner isn’t just looking at their business today but also looking at how the business might look in the future. You might be looking for that next new contract, wanting a better understanding of the equity that equipment can tie up, or

Steps to Improve your Desktop Appraisal

By |2020-03-19T19:34:24+00:00March 19th, 2020|News|

If a desktop appraisal for equipment or machinery that is owned by your business but is not available for inspection, there are steps that you can take to get the most from your desktop appraisal. Provide as much information as possible – Keeping detailed records of each piece of equipment is the best way to

When is a Desktop Appraisal Practical?

By |2020-03-11T21:59:29+00:00March 11th, 2020|News|

A desktop appraisal is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. These appraisals are done without the benefit of an inspection and are based on information that is provided by the owner of the equipment. Desktop appraisals can be certified if done by a qualified appraiser. Still, they are often considered less reliable and informative

How Does the Value of Your Business Affect Estate Planning?

By |2020-01-15T19:17:04+00:00January 15th, 2020|News|

    Most of us are interested in estate planning (at some point), and owning a business mandates the need to understand the value of your business as part of the planning exercise. A business typically represents a very large, if not the most significant asset on your balance sheet. One of the main goals in the

The Importance of Purchase Price Allocation

By |2020-01-09T15:18:40+00:00January 9th, 2020|News|

The importance of Purchase Price Allocation when buying or selling business assets. Have you recently purchased or acquired another business? Congratulations! Did you know that a merger or acquisition often involves additional tax and financial reporting requirements? One of the most common reporting requirements is a Purchase Price Allocation (PPA).  Why is it essential to

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

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