Beware of tax surprises when selling equipment or vehicles
Abstract: Selling or trading in an unneeded vehicle or piece of equipment might seem like a good idea. But if you don’t carefully consider the details, the tax hit can make for quite an unpleasant surprise. This article discusses the details, providing three examples of the tax consequences of a transaction. For contractors thinking about selling their companies, a sidebar suggests an employee stock ownership plan as an effective way to do so.