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David McGuire, Director

David McGuire

David McGuire is a leading expert on cost segregation, fixed assets and depreciation law and a co-founder of McGuire Sponsel. He has reviewed real estate portfolios ranging in size from six-figure acquisition costs to billions of dollars in value and has provided cost segregation services for companies in a wide variety of industries.

While serving in consulting and management roles with Big Four accounting firms, he acquired a thorough understanding of the Internal Revenue Code’s depreciation provisions. He has also shared his expertise in depreciation techniques and practices through speaking engagements and workshops for industry groups and accounting firms, including the American Bar Association and multiple CPA Real Estate groups.

McGuire continues to grow McGuire Sponsel’s national presence in cost segregation and depreciation. He is the primary resource for alliance firms in regards to how tax law affects depreciation. His knowledge in determining asset costs and classifications has held up against IRS scrutiny and has built the firm into a trusted industry resource. McGuire’s expertise in depreciation extends beyond the engineering portion of a study. He is often called on to consult in other areas including bonus depreciation and the effects of depreciation on complex transactions, such as Step Up in Basis, Section 108, and Passive Loss Limitations.

Since the Energy Policy Act of 2005, McGuire has been a leader in developing the firm’s Energy Efficiency Consulting practice. McGuire is a recognized expert in areas such as 179D and Alternative Energy Tax Credit Consulting.

McGuire earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in structural design.

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Tax Planning Measures to Consider Before Tax Reform is Passed

March 01, 2017
As the summer moves forward, large scale tax reform looks less likely. Gaining consensus for comprehensive reform looks to be an arduous task. This is not to say that tax changes will not occur, since there are still large groups pushing for […]
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Cost Segregation in an Uncertain Tax Environment

March 01, 2017
Another tax season has passed and it is time to start thinking about planning for the next tax deadline. In the current environment, any discussion regarding tax planning must acknowledge that the tax code’s future is unknown. Since the election […]
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Potential Tax Rate Changes and How to Benefit

March 01, 2017
Over the past few weeks I’ve had many discussions with our CPA clients concerning the changes that may develop from the recent election. While tax policy for 2017 and beyond is still up in the air, most practitioners feel that […]
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