Business Owners need Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisals

What’s my machinery and equipment really worth?

Lenders, CPAs, Attorneys, Courts, and the IRS all require a USPAP compliant, substantiated Certified Equipment Appraisal. If the machinery appraisal report you obtain is not USPAP compliant, it is not a “qualified” appraisal prepared by a “qualified” appraiser pursuant to the Council of Foundations, IRS, or others and it will not hold up to scrutiny with the IRS, courts, or lenders. Opinions from uncertified individuals, guessing, and using book values are risky, unsubstantiated, and inaccurate.

A Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisal gives you an independent substantiated, irrefutable, and USPAP compliant report you can rely upon with confidence.

Sellers need to know that they are not selling to low or pricing their machinery/equipment above the fair market value. Buyers want to know that they are not paying too much to purchase the machinery/equipment.

In addition, for allocation purposes, the IRS requires buyers and sellers to agree on the value of tangible assets involved with a business transfer. They must “allocate” a particular value for tangible assets as well as goodwill.

Business owners in the following situations need a Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraisal:

  • Trust Agreements
  • Litigation
  • Tax Purposes
  • Business Valuations
  • Dissolution
  • Financing
  • SBA Loans
  • Insurable Value
  • Property Taxes
  • Retirement Planning
  • Cost Segregation
  • Sarbanes/Oxley

Cost of an Appraisal

The cost of a certified machinery & equipment appraisal varies depending on the number of items needed to be appraised. After we have a conversation and receive a depreciation schedule or detailed asset list, we will be able to quote you a fee for the appraisal.

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