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SD Estate/PFP: Advanced Planning Strategies Using Cost Segregation

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Gian Pazzia, CCSP, will be presenting a program on advanced planning using cost segregation techniques. If you advise clients on real estate investments, this class is for you. Gian Pazzia is a principal at KBKG, where he oversees its cost segregation group nationally. He is also a subject matter expert for 263(a) Repairs vs. Capitalization services. He is a recognized leader in the cost segregation field and served as president of the American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP) during the 2013-2015 term. Hes held a seat on the board of directors of ASCSP since 2007, and was chair of its Technical Standards Committee from 2009-2013.Pazzia led the ASCSP Technical Committee to publish the first set of standards that all cost segregation reports must follow in order to be stamped by a certified member (MQS Report Requirements Appendix MQS 2011-1 Issued October 21, 2010). He coordinated ASCSPs remarks on numerous issues including comments to the IRS on the newly issued Repair Regulations (December of 2011) and was also the lead author for ASCSPs official commentary on the AmeriSouth XXXII, Ltd. vs. Commissioner case and the Peco Foods vs. Commissioner case. As president of ASCSP, Pazzia has assisted the Internal Revenue Service by providing feedback on amendments to the IRS Cost Segregation Audit Techniques Guide prior to public release.Pazzia was one of the first in the country to become a Certified Cost Segregation Professional (CCSP) and one of the few that has provided expert witness testimony on cost segregation issues before the IRS. Prior to joining KBKG, he worked at two of the Big Four accounting firms. At PwC in Chicago, Pazzia served on the National Cost Segregation Consistency Committee, where he was responsible for the development of PwCs proprietary cost segregation software. He was also recognized for initiating and developing PwCs first in-house advanced engineering training program.Pazzia has been published in various journals such as Accounting Today, BNA Bloomberg and the CPA Practice Advisor. Hes been invited to speak to thousands of CPAs through associations including the AICPA, CalCPA, BNA Bloomberg, Strafford Publications, National Association of Tax Professionals, Oregon Society of CPAs, Washington Society of CPAs, Illinois Society of CPAs, Colorado Society of CPAs, Lorman Education, Denver University, and more.Pazzia graduated from Purdue University with bachelors degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis in structural design. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as a lifetime member of Chi Epsilon, a civil engineering honorary fraternity. His favorite sports teams are the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Purdue Boilermakers, and Boston Bruins; and his hobbies and interests include fishing, golf, tennis, and snorkeling. No Agenda or Materials posted.

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Learning Format 1 Hours
Webcast / Webinar

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Knowledge Level
Advanced