Estate planning often encompasses, at least in part, business succession planning. Many individuals own family businesses with the idea of passing the business on to the next generation. Of course, the bigger the business, the more complex that endeavor becomes. Yvon Chouinard recently made headlines when he donated 98% of his $3 billion company to an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(4) organization. The move saved him millions in taxes, furthered his family’s political agenda, and embodies a creative solution to a common planning and business succession planning issue. My friend and colleague Tereina Stidd, an estate planning expert, share her thoughts. Read on to learn more.
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