Those of us who own businesses, corporations, and commercial or residential investment real estate assets are often reluctant to sell because of capital gains taxes associated with the sale. But what other choice do we have other than a property exchange directed by a Qualified Intermediary? Is there another way to deal with the capital gains tax deficits that so many investors experience when they sell their real estate assets? The answer may lie in the Deferred Sales Trustâ„¢.

This capital gains tax deferral tool could save you thousands of dollars, and at the same time, you would then have the opportunity to potentially make a profit on the money you would have paid to Uncle Sam in the year of the sale. Obviously, this strategy is gaining popularity among those who have highly appreciated assets that are marked for sale. You too can potentially take advantage of this program once you understand how it works.

The process starts when a property owner sells its property to a trust owned by a third party company. The trust sells the property or stock. Next, the trust "pays" you. The payment isn't in cash, but with a payment contract called an "installment contract." The contract promises to make payments to you over an agreed period of time. There are zero taxes to the trust on the sale since the trust "purchased" the property from you for what it sold it for. The payment is made with an installment contract which makes payments to you over an agreed period of time.

The options on when and how payments can be made are flexible. You may have other income and don't need the payments right away. The tax code doesn't require payment of the capital gains until you start receiving installment payments. The capital gains tax is paid to the IRS with an "installment plan" since only that portion of capital gains is due in proportion to the number of years established in the term of the installment agreement.

The Deferred Sales Trustâ„¢ has the potential to generate more money over the long run than a direct and taxed sale.

There may be a more suitable or appropriate tax structure depending on your circumstance. We would like to have one of the Estate Planning Team's tax specialists discuss your specific circumstances and goals with you.

For a FREE tax savings analysis on a commercial or investment property, or a stock or a business you own, please complete the form on the right. A member of Estate Planning Team will call you with the results of our analysis.

The publication of this website is designed for informational purposes only in regard to the subject matter covered. The material on this website does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Any such offer may only be made based on review of client's individual financial situation upon request.

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