Succession Planning Services

If you own a family business, retirement isn’t simply a matter of deciding not to go into the office anymore. You’ve got some critical questions to answer like…

“What happens to the business when I’m no longer running it?”
“Will I have enough money to retire?”

The family dynamic complicates the whole transition because of the relationships and emotions involved. Many people are not comfortable discussing topics such as aging, death, and financial affairs.

Comfortable or not, succession planning should be a priority for any family business considering that more than seven out of ten family-owned businesses fail to survive the transition from founder to second generation.

Look at it this way. You have spent many years of your life creating and running a business.

Chances are, as you are reading this page, you have created something of value.

Developing and implementing a well-designed succession plan with full-service Las Vegas Tax and Accounting Firm like Torchlight Tax  is essential to the survival of a family business from one generation to the next.

A Torchlight Tax EA/CPA/Business Consultant can help you with these key issues:

  • Keeping it in the family. Are you going to pass the business on to your family or sell it to a third party? We help you weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each of these options.
  • Who’s going to run the business when you’re gone? Management and ownership are not one and the same. You may decide to transfer management of your business to just one of your children but transfer equal shares of business ownership to all your children, whether they’re actively involved in the business or not.
  • Minimizing the tax bite. The tax burden when transitioning a family business can be significant. The challenge is that a family business is not generally a liquid asset, but taxes are typically due when ownership is transferred.
  • Making it fair. Transferring family ownership often adds a tremendous amount of stress to individual family members.
  • Should I simply sell it? If you have no one in your family wants to and you can trust to run it, this may be your best option.
  • Should I hire management to run the company and have my family simply share the profits. This could be an option, but it requires some careful set up in advancee

What we do for you…

  • Once we understand how you feel about the key issues above, we begin constructing your succession plan focusing on these 5 issues…
  • Business Valuation
  • Business Restructuring
  • Tax Consequences
  • Retirement Projections
  • Tax Projections

Contact Torchlight Tax & Accounting in Las Vegas if you’d like us to help you pass on what’s taken a lifetime to build.

Call us at 1-877-758-7797 or 702-463-1818 or email us at info@TorchlightTax.com. We can transfer your call to a branch office near you or help you directly from our central office. Free consultations are available.

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