Gifting a Business

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Is money not an issue for you? Do you want to give back to your community? Are you wanting to help plan for your children or a grandchild’s future? The idea of gifting assets from your business might be a good route for you. When gifting things like assets, equity or stock in the business to charities, organizations or family members, there are a few ways you can structure things.

First, you could do a comprehensive gift. This essentially means all shares and assets in your name would be transferred right away to the entity of your choice. You could also do a partial gift. This would mean that you retain certain aspects of ownership of the business assets, and gift the interest made on that asset either for a period of years or for a lifetime. Either way, this may be a great option for you to give back!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Is gifting your business tax deductible?

A: Consult with your tax or legal advisor for this answer.

Q: Could you partially gift your business?

A: Absolutely. Whether you are looking to donate assets to charitable organizations or your own family, gifting can be a very attractive exit strategy.

Q: What is a great way to give back using my company?

A: Donating assets you have acquired or will acquire over time, for example.

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