These vehicles let a family manage multiple interests, preserve parental control and protect assets from claims of creditors and divorcing spouses, among other benefits.
While 88% of business owners believe their family will control their business in five years, statistics from Family Business Institute show that only 33% of businesses survive to transfer to the next generation, and only 10-15% continue to the third generation.
Planning for your future should start after you get a job. Therefore, it is advisable to start saving a certain percentage of your salary every month and buying assets whenever you can. That will guarantee that you will have a comfortable life after retirement.
According to the Exit Planning Institute of Ohio, recent studies show that over 60% of the current U.S. business market is owned by baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964), who are ready to exit or transition their business over the next 10 years.
Taxpayers should, of course, carefully consider whether to engage in a lifetime gifting strategy, which has other considerations beyond just estate taxes (such as the tradeoff with the ‘step‑up’ in basis, and non-tax family related considerations).
Small business owners have their hands overflowing with issues, and they devote most of their time to matters related to the smooth running of the business. Having no time to think about other matters, they do not bother about estate planning for them.