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Closely Held Businesses looking to negotiate a sale of their business will either do an Asset Sale or a Stock Sale.
With an asset sale, the buyer is buying the assets of the business. These assets will be identified in the purchase and sale agreement. They may include accounts receivable, inventory and fixed assets including office furniture, machinery and vehicles. Additionally they may include intangible assets like customer lists, … Continue reading »
The primary reason to make the Subchapter S filing status election is to have a single federal income tax when the business is eventually sold.
If the corporation is not an S corporation and the company assets are sold, there will be a double tax on sale. The first tax will be at the corporation level. A regular or C corporation will pay a tax on the gain on the sale of its assets. … Continue reading »