Succession Planning

 

Succession Planning

 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 you’re no longer running it?” and “Will you have enough money to retire?”

The family dynamic complicates the whole transition because of the relationships and emotions involved. Most 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, typically falling prey either to estate taxes or family discord – or both.

Developing and implementing a well-designed succession plan is essential to the survival of a family business from one generation to the next.

We 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. We talk with each of the family members to ensure that they feel they a getting an equitable and fair share of the pie.

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…

  1. Business Valuation
  2. Business Restructuring
  3. Tax Consequences
  4. Retirement Projections
  5. Tax Projections

 

PRINCIPAL

MEET JOHN DILUCCI

Education:  John graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor Degree in Data Processing & Analysis. He is an Enrolled Agent, a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute, a Member of the American Academy of tax Practice, and a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist.

Experience: John specializes in representing clients before all administrative branches of the Internal Revenue Service. He is an expert at Audits, Offers in Compromise, Establishing Currently Not Collectible Status, All Varieties of Installment Agreements including Partial Payment and Manually Monitored Installment Agreements, Removing Wage Garnishments, Reversing Bank Levies, Preventing Home/Car Seizures, and Removing Tax Liens
EMAIL JOHN
John DiLucci
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MANAGER

MEET FARAZ KIUMARSI

Education: Faraz graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. He is currently pursuing his CPA license.

Experience: His past experience includes running his own sales business. At Masters of Taxation, Faraz manages all projects and maintains client relationships. He delegates work to other team members and manages workflow, while working closely with the Principals. Faraz specializes in working with small businesses, which includes managing their tax returns, bookkeeping, payroll, sales tax, and yearly tax planning. He works strategically with small business owners to help them make financially savvy decisions, fostering efficient, long-term growth.
EMAIL FARAZ
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TAX ASSOCIATE

MEET JAGDISH AMBRE, EA

Education: Jagdish graduated from Mumbai University with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting. He is an Enrolled Agent licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.

Experience: He has worked in the accounting industry for over 15 years, which includes working at NCH Corporation, Tischcon Corporation, Flat Products Equipments, Nirmal Projects, and Chemtrols Engineering Ltd. He has training in QuickBooks, Federal Income Tax, Reconciliations, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable. 
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TAX RESOLUTION ASSOCIATE

MEET SHIRENE KOK, LLB, LLM

Education: Shirene graduated from the University of Western Cape with a Bachelor of Law and the University of Witwatersrand with a Masters in Company Law & Criminology. Her most recent publication was titled 'Tax Benefits for Small Business,' which was featured by the National Small Business Chamber. 

Experience: Her experience includes working for KPMG, Pillay & Devachander Attorneys, and Adams & Adams Attorneys. She has a professional memberships with the Golden Key Society and the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, which is the Bar Association of South Africa. Since the majority of her work and educational experience has been in South Africa, she is now pursuing the Bar Exam after having just moved to the U.S. recently. Now, at Masters of Taxation, she works closely with our Tax Resolution Principal on tax law research and written letters to the IRS.
EMAIL SHIRENE
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TAX ASSOCIATE

MEET AREZOO DINYARI

Education: Arezoo graduated from the University of Karaj with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting.

Experience: Federal and State Corporate and Partnership Income Tax Returns, Organizations Exempt from Income Tax and Amended Income Tax Returns, Federal and State Individual Tax Returns, Sales Tax Returns, Payroll Tax Returns (multi-state), Bookkeeping, Texas Franchise Tax Returns.

Foreign Language: Farsi
EMAIL AREZOO
Arezoo Dinyari
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