Based on the IRS Pension Protection Act of 2006 and Circular 230, the days of guessing or burying capital equipment value is no longe feasible. Furthermore, Standards of Valuation #1 requires reliance upon substantiated relative data. In addition, numbers 20, 34, and 63 relate to equipment values. Are you in compliancy and will your equipment values withstand scrutiny?


Every day you are in contact with business owners that need a true and accurate fair market value for their capital equipment.


If you rely on guessing, book value, the owner's word or the word of a non-certified person who may have a "hidden" agenda, you are receiving an inaccurate determination of value. Think about the liability and risk you and your client are taking if you rely on anything other than a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisal! After all, the IRS will disallow a value that is not substantiated.


You can reduce the risk of liability when you rely upon a "qualified" USPAP compliant appraisal by a "qualified" appraiser. Specifically, you can rely with confidence on a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraisal prepared by a Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA). A Summary Machinery & Equipment Appraisal prepared by a CMEA will withstand the scrutiny of the IRS, courts, lenders and others.


A CMEA is experienced in collecting, substantiating, reporting and determining a value that is consistent with USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). USPAP, promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation and Congress, is the authoritative source for appraisals.


Appraisal Services

  • Desktop Opinions
  • On Site Physical Inspection & Appraisal
  • Inventory Valuation
  • Insurance Premium/Loss
  • Lease Review & EOL
  • Charitable Donations
  • Estate Planning
  • Ad Valoreum (Property Tax)
  • Ownership Transfer Inspections





We adhere to the highest standard of excellence and ethics in the machinery and equipment appraisal industry set by the National Equipment and Business Builders Institute and comply with the regulations and ethics of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal.


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