Karin A. Costa writes professional appraisals of a wide range of personal property for estate, donation, matrimonial, business, collateral and insurance purposes.

Estate Services

Karin A. Costa provides appraisal services to fiduciaries, executors, beneficiaries, private collectors and important estates throughout Nevada and California.

Karin evaluates thousands of objects each year in a variety of categoriesallowing her to keep abreast of market values and conditions.

Professional appraisals are prepared for:

  • Estate Tax

  • Gift Tax

  • Charitable Contribution

  • Equitable  Distribution among Heirs

  • Prospective Sale

Karin A. Costa is a qualified appraiser before the IRS.

Business Assets

Karin A. Costa provides appraisals for small and medium commercial and industrial enterprises.  Valuations of furniture, fixtures, rolling stock and equipment in the:

  • Retail

  • Office

  • Construction

  • Restaurant and Grocery Store

  • Warehouse

  • Workshop

  • Healthcare

  • Other Small Business Categories

Appraisals for:

  • Business owner's insurance, financing, prospective sale, expansion, strategic growth.

  • Accountants for conversion of company from S to C corporation, estate and gift planning, trusts, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, FASB 141 -142.

  • Bankers, Lenders, Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and and leases.

  • Attorneys to substantiate values for IRS and court scrutiny.

Karin A. Costa holds the Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser designation from the NEBB Institute with a focus on commercial assets in small and medium sized businesses.

Other Needs

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Insurance Claims

  • Divorce

All appraisals are prepared fully in accordance with the 2020-2021 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Estate, Gift and Charitable Contribution reports meet all of the requirements set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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