PORTLAND – The Maine Real Estate and Development Association’s next breakfast seminar is titled Cost Segregation Studies: Acceleration of Depreciation of Commercial Real Estate.

The seminar is from 7: 30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St. The program begins at 8 a.m.

Cost segregation studies are used for both new construction and existing building purchases. They redistribute the building costs to tangible property categories that can be depreciated over shorter periods, such as 5 or 7 years, using a double-declining balance method. The result is significant tax savings and greatly improved cash flow.

Panelists will be discussing how developers and building owners can significantly improve their cash flow by accelerating depreciation expenses and minimizing their tax liability.

To register phone the MEREDA office at (207) 874-0801, by registering online at www.mereda.org. Register on or before April 10 and the cost to members is $30; after that date, $35.

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