Business owners often don’t fully appreciate the implications of a business entity choice until faced with challenges. It is extremely advantageous to consult with an expert prior to starting a new business. In addition, to ensure that your business continues to benefit from its structure and maximizes its profits, the following activities present an ideal opportunity to reevaluate entity selection and overall planning:
- Buying an existing business
- Entering in a joint venture
- Developing intellectual property
- Developing new products or services
- Accommodating new or future acquisition goals
Seasoned tax experts take a strategic view and work with each client to assess the ideal structure to maximize cash flow and operational and tax considerations, while minimizing risk exposure and meeting liability protection needs. Every business and its owner’s circumstances are unique. There are subtle nuances between entities, and in some cases, a company may be able to take advantage of more than one business structure.
Richard J. Salter, CPA, JD, LL.M.Rich draws on more than 30 years of experience in large local and regional accounting firms and also as the CFO of a manufacturing company. He firmly believes that tax planning driven solely by the desire to save taxes often results in losing sight of more important objectives. He guides clients to the most efficient and effective way of achieving the desired outcome.