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34. Minimizing Taxes Through Cost Segregation With Isaac Downing



Are you aware of how cost segregation (Cost Seg) can minimize your taxes? It helps you reduce your tax liability by accelerating depreciation on real estate assets.

In this episode, Sean Clark, Director of Planning, interviews Isaac Downing, Regional Director at Capstan Tax Strategies, and an expert in the cost segregation landscape. Isaac explains how to understand the different components of cost segregation and discusses how you can implement it effectively to optimize your taxes.

Isaac discusses:

  • How to categorize assets into different buckets based on their depreciable lives
  • The ideal time to utilize cost segregation
  • Ways in which the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affected cost segregation
  • What bonus depreciation is – and the associated tax benefits
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Over the last decade, Isaac Downing has played every role in the cost segregation industry – he’s been an engineer performing studies, an accountant reviewing studies, and a salesperson selling studies. A proud Marine, Isaac spent 4 years as a USMC Engineer, and then earned an additional degree in Accounting and Finance. After a stint managing over $3B worth of fixed assets for a luxury hotel REIT, he began performing cost segregation projects in-house. Now he’s bringing that wealth of experience – and the associated unique perspective — to Capstan Tax Strategies.


Episode 3 — Amp Up Your Financial Planning with CLATs (Charitable Lead Annuity Trusts)



While many are unfamiliar with Charitable Lead Annuity Trusts (CLATs), those who have heard of this financial tool typically see it as a means to fulfill their philanthropic or estate planning needs. 

But Centura Wealth Advisory sees CLATs as a tool that can offer so much more.

Today, Derek Myron joins Centura’s director of planning Sean Clark to explore the world of CLATs and the unique ways they are used at Centura to help clients also solve their income tax planning and retirement planning issues.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How CLATs are structured and how they work
  • The different kind of CLATs available and what they’re useful for
  • How Centura utilizes grantor CLATs
  • Examples of how CLATs have helped Centura clients realize their financial goals
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn all about CLATs and how they can help you liberate your wealth!

Resources:  Centura Wealth Advisory | Doing Good By Doing Well White Paper