It's never too soon for business owners to think about their exit strategy. If you want to take care of business even after you're gone, you need to plan what will happen to your estate, and that includes your business.
Trust & Estate Planning for Sole Proprietors, Family-Owned & Closely-Held Businesses
You've worked hard to establish your business as a profitable entity. Why would you want to relinquish your hard-earned money to the IRS in estate taxes? This type of tax, also called death tax, usually ranges from 35 to 50% of the business value and is due within nine months of your passing. Since most business assets are not liquid, paying estate taxes often requires selling the business. Due to the nine month limitation, small businesses are often sold well below their value. Thankfully, estate planning can keep your business from becoming a fire-sale. Careful planning will ensure that your business can stay up and running and be protected from large, unexpected tax liabilities.
Our CPAs and business advisors have specialized training, accreditation and years of experience in business valuation and trust and estate planning. Our team will ensure that your lifetime of assets are safely transferred to future generations.
Our services and solutions include:
Estate plan review, analysis, and tax projections
Preparation of income, estate, and trust tax returns
Trust administration and compliance
Assisting trustees with trust compliance and tax planning
Post-mortem tax planning and administration
Assistance with sales and gifts to intentionally defective trusts and compliance
Generation-skipping tax planning and compliance
Private foundations and charitable planning
Business succession planning