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Why “Deferred Sales Trusts” Can Be A Risky Way To Defer Taxes On A Business Sale

Nerd's Eye View

And while many businesses can build up substantial value over the years, the downside is that, when that value is realized upon the sale of the business, a large amount of it is treated as taxable income. One way to reduce the tax impact of selling a small business is by using an installment sale. Under IRC Sec. Under IRC Sec.

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Heavy Truck Sales Increased in April

Calculated Risk

This graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is the April 2024 seasonally adjusted annual sales rate (SAAR). Heavy truck sales really collapsed during the great recession, falling to a low of 180 thousand SAAR in May 2009. Usually, heavy truck sales decline sharply prior to a recession.

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Existing Home Sales Fall 1.9% in April

Advisor Perspectives

Existing home sales fell for a second straight month in April. According to the data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home sales were down 1.9% Existing home sales are down 1.9% from March, reaching a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.14 million units. This figure came in lower than the expected 4.21

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Retail Sales Increased 0.7% in March

Calculated Risk

On a monthly basis, retail sales were up 0.7% from February to March (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.0 retail and food services sales for March 2024, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $709.6 This graph shows retail sales since 1992.

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Heavy Truck Sales Unchanged in May

Calculated Risk

This graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is the May 2024 seasonally adjusted annual sales rate (SAAR). Heavy truck sales really collapsed during the great recession, falling to a low of 180 thousand SAAR in May 2009. Usually, heavy truck sales decline sharply prior to a recession.

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Retail Sales Rebound in February

Advisor Perspectives

The Census Bureau's Advance Retail Sales Report for February revealed a 0.6% rebound in headline sales from January, the largest monthly rise in consumer spending since September. The latest increase, however, was lower than the anticipated 0.8% monthly growth.

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Are You Over Thinking the Sale?

Advisor Perspectives

Losing a sale comes not from failing to educate your prospect on the complexities of their situation. It comes from failing to simplify their problem.

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