The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law on December 22, 2017. This marks the first comprehensive tax law reform since 1986 and the legislation has created a wealth of new opportunities for the thoughtful owner of commercial real estate. A thorough cost segregation study is the vehicle by which TCJA benefits may be obtained. The Tangible Property Regulations (TPRs) are still in play in this post tax-reform era, and in fact augment the utility of the TCJA. Again, a thorough cost segregation study is the key to fully leveraging all possible benefits.
As a founding partner at Capstan Tax Strategies, Bruce Johnson works closely with commercial real estate owners, investors, and accounting firms to provide practical, creative, and client-specific solutions. Bruce is well-versed in engineering-based tax strategies, guiding clients through the long-established benefits of cost segregation while introducing the new opportunities now possible under the TCJA and the CARES Act. Bruce has a particular interest in energy-efficient building incentives and sustainability. He has earned the Association of Energy Engineers’ CEM credential, which testifies to both his proficiency and integrity. As an engineer with significant experience in cost segregation, energy consulting, and capital improvement projects, Bruce understands the importance of leveraging fixed assets to enhance cash flow and meet business needs.