In a previous post, we explained how the Deferred Sales Trust (DST) can benefit you if you live in a state, such as California, that imposes a state income tax. But what if you are fortunate enough to live in a state with no state income tax? How does the DST benefit you then? Read on to discover two ways in which the DST can shield you from substantial capital gains taxes when you sell a highly appreciated asset. For purposes of these case studies, assume you live in Florida, one of the states that imposes no state income tax, and therefore no state capital gains tax.
If you’re one of the nation’s 73 million baby boomers at or very near retirement age, you may well have highly appreciated assets, such as real estate or a business, that you want to sell to help fund your retirement. The problem, however, is the potentially enormous capital gains taxes you face if you dispose of these assets via a conventional sale. Unfortunately, these taxes could eat up over half of your sale proceeds.
If you’re a legal or financial professional who caters to a high-asset clientele, you should consider becoming a Deferred Sales Trust (DST) business partner. Why? Because the DST offers your clients numerous benefits when they sell their highly appreciated assets, including the following:
In past posts, we’ve answered numerous “big” frequently asked questions about the Deferred Sales Trust (DST), such as the following:
The good news is that your cryptocurrency investment went through the roof and proceeded on up into the stratosphere. The bad news is that you want to sell before the volatile crypto market crashes, like it frequently does, but you know you will face a huge capital gains tax if and when you do.