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

Art, Antiques, Furniture &

Decorative Arts

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

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Insurance damage claims

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

  • Farm and Ranch

  • Construction

  • Restaurant / Food Truck / Catering

  • Inns, Bed & Breakfast

  • Vacation Home / Rental Home

  • Warehouse

  • Workshop (Metal, Woodworking)

  • Off Book Aircraft (Vintage, Single Engine)

  • Other Small Business Categories

Appraisals for:

  • Business owner's insurance. prospective sale.

  • Equitable distribution in divorce or estate.

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

  • Attorneys to substantiate values for IRS and court scrutiny.

Karin A. Costa satisfactorily completed Certified Machinery and Equipment Appraiser designation from the NEBB Institute with a focus on machinery and equipment in small businesses.

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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