As a savvy investor, you know that there’s a time to buy and a time to sell. But what’s your exit strategy when it comes to selling one of your high-dollar, highly appreciated assets such as your business, a real estate investment, or even your personal residence?
If you’ve been reading the various blogs and information pages on our Reef Point website, you already know that when you utilize the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) strategy to sell one of your highly appreciated assets, you pay no immediate capital gains tax because you have not actually or constructively received any capital gains on your sale.
You likely have heard about the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) and how it allows you to sell a highly-appreciated asset without paying any immediate capital gains taxes. But are you aware that there are two DST structures from which you can choose? There are: the Standard DST and the DST Plus. You can even combine the two for maximum flexibility.
When you wish to sell one of your high-dollar, highly appreciated assets, one of your main concerns likely is the amount of long-term capital gains taxes you will have to pay. This is where the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) can solve your problem. Using this tax-saving strategy, you can sell your asset with no immediate capital gains liability. Instead, any capital gains taxes you owe can be deferred almost indefinitely.
When people call Reef Point with questions about the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) and whether this unique, proprietary tax strategy may be right for them when they sell a highly appreciated asset, one question they frequently ask is: How much lead time do I need to give the Estate Planning Team to construct my own DST?