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The inclusion of goodwill in a business' asset sale can significantly reduce the tax liability of the sale. However, counsel and tax advisers must take care to ensure that the sale of the goodwill is respected by taking specific steps before and during the transaction.
Complexities arise in the characterization of the goodwill. The beneficial tax planning opportunities stem from the treatment of goodwill as personal goodwill, as opposed to business goodwill. Distinguishing the two is often complicated and fact-specific, and both can complicate valuation.
Listen as our experienced panel carefully reviews the tax benefits of the inclusion of goodwill, how to distinguish between personal and business goodwill, pre-acquisition and acquisition transfers, allocation, valuation, and negotiation strategies. Attendees will leave with another tool that will benefit their clients' tax position.
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