certified machinery and equipment appraisals

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

COVID-19: Valuing Machinery & Equipment from a Distance

By |2020-05-19T17:36:24+00:00May 19th, 2020|News|

In normal circumstances, ICS’s machinery & equipment (M&E) team prefers getting up close and personal with the assets they value. This approach is challenging due to restrictions on travel and personal contact implemented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. By leveraging technology tools and strong partnerships with clients, M&E appraisers are quickly adapting to

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

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

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

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

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

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