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 quick response was that he was doing so for purely altruistic functions. Chouinard selected this property planning automobile to satisfy a particular objective, in fact—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’s not on the hook for $700 million in federal capital positive factors from the sale (based mostly on Patagonia being value $3 billion). And by not transferring the corporate—and his giant fortune—to his heirs, he avoids the 40% U.S. property and present tax.
WealthManagement.com lined this story in nice element over the course of the 12 months. What follows are just a few of our high tales on the subject, in addition to some extra assets for advisors when discussing trusts and taxes with purchasers.
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