Archive for the ‘Business Succession Planning’ Category

Redeemable Preference Shares: Accounting Proposal might complicate estate tax plans

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Estate and succession planning arrangements often involve the creation of redeemable and retractable preference shares to “freeze” the value of a business to permit the transfer of the business’ future growth to designated successors. This is commonly found in estate planning arrangements for family owned businesses but it is also ...

A Business Succession Success Story

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Last week I stopped by Walter Beauchamp Tailors to purchase a new tie (I was attracted by the “clearance sale” sign in the window). As fortune would have it the owner, Terry Beauchamp, was the person who helped me out. I asked Terry if the store was closing. Terry, who ...

Valuations for estate planning arrangements: Some Tips and Traps Redux

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Recently I wrote about price adjustment clauses (PACs) in estate plan agreements. In the blog, I noted the fair market value for the purposes of PACs should be based on fair and reasonable methods. In a recent Canadian Tax Foundation bulletin, Richard Wise provided some additional observations on valuations which ...