Do Your Business Ownership Interests Belong in an
Family Limited Partnership?
you're planning to pass ownership in your business to the next
generation, it's critical to find the best way to do so.
One option is a family limited partnership (FLP).
To implement this strategy, you set up a limited partnership
and transfer ownership interests to it. Then you give some or
all of the limited partnership interests to your heirs.
Control of the FLP remains with the small percentage of
partnership interests known as "general partnership
interests," of which you retain ownership.
Thus, you reduce your taxable estate by giving away assets
(the limited partnership interests) without giving up control
of the underlying assets. In other words, you can continue to
run your business.
Because the limited partners lack control, these interests can
often be valued at a discount. When making a gift of an FLP
interest, obtaining a formal valuation by a professional
appraiser is essential to establish the value of the
underlying assets and partnership interests.
A major risk of FLPs is IRS scrutiny. The agency often
challenges FLPs it believes are invalid. That's where we come
in. We can help you establish and maintain a sound, defensible
FLP. Please call us at 925-634-2344.
SMEED CPA Adds Financial
Services To Help Clients With
Investments & Insurance
often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues
that impact our clients investments and their portfolios.
We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to
help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest,
SMEED has created a Financial Services division.
SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to
work with both individual and business clients on their
investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.
SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale,
ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has
recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of
financial sales and advising experience with affluent
Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information
on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available
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