When are Taxes Going Up on Capital Gains?

2021-08-11T12:31:22-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Video Discussions, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

As of August 2021, because Capitol Hill has yet to agree on funding, the timeline is still anyone’s guess. In the Green Book, which is the White House’s policy wish list, their goal is to increase long-term Capital Gains significantly. Even though we can’t speak to the timeline yet, tax increases [...]

What is the Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption and When Will It Be Cut?

2021-08-11T12:22:25-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Video Discussions, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

Currently, as of August 2021, the Lifetime Gift Tax Exemption for each individual is about 11.7MM per person, which is the highest in history. This means a married couple could gift about $22.7MM to the next generation tax-free. However, based upon the White House’s wish list of how to fund [...]

What Is Happening with 1031 Exchanges For Real Estate?

2021-08-11T12:16:10-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Video Discussions, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

Currently, as of August 2021, a 1031 exchange allows a taxpayer to avoid paying capital gains taxes when selling an investment property by reinvesting the proceeds from the sale, within specific parameters, into another property(s). Up until now, this part of the tax code has been helpful to those selling [...]

What Assets You Should Gift and To Whom?

2021-08-11T12:03:52-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Video Discussions, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

Making gifts and considering changes in tax law is one piece of the succession planning puzzle. When working with business owners, we often find that they have had some of the best tax planning money can afford. However, when designing the plan, they let the “Tax Tail Wag the Dog” [...]

How to Gift or Sell an Asset AND Stay in Control

2021-08-11T12:08:50-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Video Discussions, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

In our experience, business owners like to stay in control, in control of their business, real estate, and future.  So, when we talk about giving something away, we generally get pushback from our clients.   Ultimately, the goal from a tax perspective; is to keep as much of the wealth and [...]

How to Sell An Asset and Avoid Capital Gains Tax

2021-08-11T12:06:10-05:00By |Advisor Collaboration, Automotive, Succession Blog, Succession Video Discussions, What is Up With President Biden's Tax Proposals?|

Many don't realize, but yes, an asset can be sold and you can avoid Capital Gains tax by leveraging an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust, also known as an IDGIT.  An IDGIT is a strategy for family businesses who want to keep the company in the family, with no interest in [...]

Automotive News – We’re built for this – How a California Dealership Group Keeps Business in the Family

2020-09-21T10:25:09-05:00By |Case Histories, Video|

“We are built for this” highlights the story of how two people with vastly different personalities and business beliefs found common ground to grow and successfully transition the business from gen 1 to gen 2. Our very own succession planners Hugh Roberts and Jeff Bannon, along with Howard and Susan Drake of the Casa [...]

As Seen in Multi-Unit Franchisee Report – Succession Planning Is More Than Your Estate And Exit Plans

2019-12-23T12:16:30-06:00By |Succession Blog|

When starting out, business owners are not looking at the end game. Much less is there thought of engaging in succession planning. After all, isn't succession planning for when the end in near? That is where most business owners make their mistake, thinking succession is only about exit strategy, estate planning and retirement.  And [...]

Defining Succession

2019-11-15T12:29:01-06:00By |Succession Blog|

Please forgive us for being academic, but in order to fully understand business succession, we are going to define a few terms. First, an often confused first cousin, business continuity or exit planning: As the term describes, business continuity is the continued existence of a business, as in the business continues.  An exit planning [...]

5 Succession Misconceptions & How They Impact Business Value – #5 A Succession Plan Isn’t Needed if I plan to Sell

2019-11-15T12:25:46-06:00By |Succession Blog, Succession Misconceptions|

Misconception #5 - A Succession Plan Isn't Needed If I Plan to Sell A common misconception is the thought that plans to sell your business negate the need for succession planning. Unfortunately, this thought process couldn't be more wrong, and has a direct impact on the amount of cash you’ll have in your pocket [...]

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