When business owners are selling their company, closing the deal is often all they think about. Owners may feel that taking steps in anticipation of a sale is like “putting the cart before the horse.” Not so! A truly efficient sale incorporates tax planning opportunities that can result in significant income, gift, and estate tax savings that may be lost once the deal is closed.
Effective pre-sale planning can have a significant positive impact on the outcome. When contemplating the sale of a business, owners should make sure that the transaction structure complements their family’s financial goals and objectives. This is the intersection of pre-sale planning and wealth management.