As a CPA helping high-asset clients create and maintain their wealth, you hold an exceptionally prestigious, albeit challenging, position. You’re the expert to whom they look to help them maximize their profits, minimize their tax liability and shield them, to the greatest extent possible, from IRS audits. But how do you do this, especially in light of the major tax changes likely coming in the near future? The Deferred Sales Trust (DST) may be just the answer you and your clients are looking for.
If you’re a professional who represents high net worth clients, you know that capital gains taxes constitute one of their main challenges when they sell a highly appreciated piece of investment real estate or a business. Today’s long-term capital gains rates are 15% for taxpayers filing jointly who make between $80,001 and $496,600 per year. For those making $496,601 or more, the rate increases to 20%. In some circumstances, they may owe an additional 3.8% on the lesser of their net investment income or the amount by which their modified adjusted gross income exceeds the statutory threshold based on their filing status.
Replay the “Building the Bridge with Client’s CPA or Personal Attorney” webinar hosted by Greg Reese of Reef Point, Inc. Reef Point LLC was founded by Gregory Reese and is one of only 13 Trustees in the US for Deferred Sales Trusts. Greg is also the CEO and founder of AmeriEstate Legal Plan which provides easy and affordable Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and Elder Law services with its network of provider attorneys.