As a business owner who may be thinking through the eventual exit from their business, this complimentary online assessment may be the ideal starting point. And, after receiving your BERI™ and/or Owner Dependence Index™ report, you may want to take a follow up meeting to discuss your answers to the questions to gain further clarity on how you may have a successful exit in the future.
Below is a link to a 10 minute, 20 question online assessment that can assist you in determining your financial and mental readiness for your exit. There is no fee to take the assessment and your answers are sent immediately to your e-mail and kept completely confidential.
Below is a link to a 20 minute, 40 question online assessment that can assist you in determining your owner dependence score. There is no fee to take the assessment and your customized report is sent immediately to your e-mail and kept completely confidential.
Many changes have taken place in the estate tax arena in recent years. However, estate taxes remain high. We can help you take advantage of planning opportunities appropriate to your situation. Our services include:
Reviewing your current estate plan:
Does the plan correspond to your wishes? What taxes are likely to be due? Will there be enough cash available to pay the taxes due? Are your assets titled appropriately?
Developing strategies to meet your goals:
Is it advisable to make gifts now to family members? What should you give away? Should you incorporate a trust into your plans to minimize taxes? Can charitable giving be used to benefit both you and the charity?
Life insurance planning:
Do you need more life insurance or do you have more insurance than necessary? Is your insurance owned by the appropriate party or will there be unnecessary estate tax because of who owns the policy? How can you improve your existing insurance situation?
The recent tax law changes are quite expansive and will affect nearly every taxpayer - individual and business. Professional tax planning assistance is therefore, essential. Our tax professionals can supply the tax advice and planning strategies you require to best take advantage of the new and existing provisions.
Leonard J. Miller & Associates, Chartered offers a broad array of financial planning services to address your individual needs. Whether you need help formulating a comprehensive plan or want to consult with our experienced staff on a specific issue of concern, we are eager to be of assistance.
As the owner of a closely held business, you may be facing issues such as how to create a smooth transition from senior family members to younger ones.
When should you transfer ownership of the business? How much should be transferred? How do you equalize transfers between children who have different capabilities and interests? Should you have a buy-sell agreement in place? How can you retain a key employee who is not a family member? We can guide you through these tough issues.
With college costs escalating at a rate far in excess of inflation, many of our clients are concerned about meeting the costs of higher education of their children and grandchildren. We can develop a plan for you to make investments over time to provide funds for the projected education costs.
Some of the issues we can discuss include: Should you open a Coverdale IRA account? Is a qualified State Tuition Program (Section 529 plan) appropriate for your circumstances? What factors should guide you in choosing the appropriate plan? How much should you invest and when? We can help you evaluate your portfolio in light of your goals, financial position and tax situation and recommend changes if warranted.