4 ways to transfer a family business
Abstract: The best approach to selling one’s business depends on the particular circumstances. For those whose net worth is well within the estate tax exemption, for example, it might be best to focus on reducing income taxes. But those who expect their estate to be significantly larger than the exemption amount may be more concerned with estate tax reduction. This article offers four estate-tax-wise techniques to transfer a family business — all of them involving “defective” trusts.