When Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard introduced this fall that he was promoting the corporate and transferring a part of the possession to a objective belief, the speedy response was that he was doing so for purely altruistic functions. Chouinard selected this property planning automobile to meet a particular objective, after all—preventing local weather change and advocating for employees’ well-being.
However he additionally structured the deal in such a manner that whereas he should pay $17.5 million in present taxes for the shares he transferred to the belief, he isn’t on the hook for $700 million in federal capital beneficial properties from the sale (primarily based on Patagonia being value $3 billion). And by not transferring the corporate—and his massive fortune—to his heirs, he avoids the 40% U.S. property and present tax.
WealthManagement.com coated this story in nice element over the course of the 12 months. What follows are a couple of of our prime tales on the subject, in addition to some extra assets for advisors when discussing trusts and taxes with purchasers.
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