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  • NEW YORK STATE CONCRETE MASONRY ASSOCIATION November 7, 2008 Turning Stone Casino Verona, NY
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Terrance K. Resnick
    • Resnick Associates
    • 2073 Doral Drive
    • Harrisburg, PA 17112
    • (717) 652-2929
    • (717) 540-5735 fax
    • [email_address]
  • Resnick Associates
    • Second Generation Firm – 40+ Years
    • Clientele throughout the United States
    • Extensive involvement with commercial and residential construction business owners
    • 4. Business Trade Associations and Buying Groups
    • 5. Published nationally and regionally
    • 6. Featured in book Streetwise Marketing Plan
  • SMOOTH SUCCESSION: AVOIDING COMMON TAX AND ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES
  • Important Questions to Ask Yourself
    • 1. Are you working most your life to build your business only to see it eventually lost?
    • 2. Are you aware that approximately 50% of the hours that you’ve worked were put in simply to pay a tax?
    • Are you putting your family in the eventual position
    • of no longer being on speaking terms?
    • Will your family maintain a healthy revenue flow when you are gone?
  • Why Do Businesses Fail?
    • Mismanagement?
    • Poor Investments?
    • Inefficient Succession/Estate Planning?
    • WHICH IS THE LEADING
    • CAUSE????
  • The Answer Is……
    • INEFFICIENT
    • SUCCESSION/ESTATE PLANNING!
  • 2 OUT OF EVERY 3 FAMILY BUSINESSES DO NOT MAKE IT FROM THE FOUNDER TO THE 2 ND GENERATION!
    • Original Owner Can’t “Let Go”
    • Lack of Plan or Inadequate Planning
    • The Next Generation is Ill Prepared
  • IMPORTANCE OF SEPARATING COMPANY FROM FAMILY
    • Challenge for Parents: COMMUNICATION
    • Family Meetings / Business Meetings
    • Board of Directors to Maintain Objectivity
  • BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING CHECKLIST Have These Issues Been Addressed?
  • Issue #1
    • Define Personal Goals and Vision for the Transfer of Ownership and Management
  • Issue #2
    • Identify Your Successor
    • If you are a Family Business, is a Family Member the best choice to take over?
    • Typically the answer is “Yes”, but it should not be automatic – the business must be run as a business first!
  • Issue #3
    • The Importance / Unimportance of Family Involvement in Leadership and Ownership of the Company going Forward
  • Issue #4
    • Techniques to Reduce or
    • Eliminate Estate Taxes
  • Issue #5
    • Liquidity Positioning to Avoid the Forced Sale of the Company and Provide for Estate Equalization
  • Issue #6
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
    • Stock Redemption
    • Cross Purchase
    • Wait and See
  • Issue #7
    • Contingency Plan in the Event of Disability
  • Issue #8
    • Stock-Transfer Techniques to Help Achieve Succession Goals
  • Issue #9
    • Dependency on Business to Meet Retirement Cash Flow Needs
  • Issue #10
    • Business Valuation
    • Is Succession to Family Members
    • or Outsiders?
  • Some Leading Causes for Unsuccessful Succession
    • No Succession Plan in Place
    • Unable to Retain Key Execs/Personnel after owner exits the business
    • Insufficient Personal Estate Plan – Company left to Inactive Spouse and/or family members
    • All siblings (whether active or not) having ownership in the Company
  • Coordinating Estate Planning with Succession Planning
    • Many Business owners do either/or
    • Business is generally the largest asset in the estate of the Business Owner – how does that effect the family and business?
    • Limiting Taxes / Transfer Costs
    • Providing Liquidity
  • The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
  • An Inside Look
    • Estate Tax
      • Reductions Began 1/1/02
      • Top Marginal Rate Reduced to 50%
      • Repealed 5% Surtax
      • Top Rate Decreases 1% per year, Levels at 45% in 2007-2009
    • After 12/31/09, Top Gift Tax Rate is top individual income tax rate (no repeal of Gift Tax)
    • Year 2010 - FEDERAL ESTATE TAX REPEALED
  • THE FACTS OF “REPEAL”
    • After the 1 Year “Repeal” in 2010, the
    • Federal Estate Tax Law reverts to 2001 law:
    • $1,000,000 Gift Tax Exemption
    • $1,000,000 Estate Tax Exemption
    • 55% Marginal Bracket ($3,000,000 to $10,000,000)
    • 5% Surtax ($10,000,000 to $21,040,000)
  • Common Goals
    • Certainty of Distributions
    • Reduce or Eliminate Estate Taxes
    • Provide Liquidity – VERY IMPORTANT
    • Ensure all Children are Treated Fairly
    • Provide for Care of Minors & Disabled
    • Preserve Family Business for the Family
  • Common Mistakes
    • Unrecognized Estate Size or Tax Bite
    • Lack of Liquidity – VERY IMPORTANT
    • Artificially Low Value on Company
    • Reliance on Expensive Post Mortem
    • Planning
    • Improperly Arranged Life Insurance
    • Lack of Master Game Plan
  • Common Mistakes (Con’t.)
    • Failure to use IRS “Gifts”
    • Leave Everything to Spouse
    • Improper Use of Jointly Held Property
    • Everything Owned by One Spouse
    • Will Errors
  • Revocable or Irrevocable Trust? Depends on the Planning Purpose
  • Estate Analysis Have Want Current Plan ?
  • Property in Your Gross Estate
    • Cash Investments
    • Real Estate Tangible Assets
    • Personal Property Revocable Trusts
    • Retirement Plans Annuities
    • Business Interests Life Insurance
  • Annual Exclusion
    • Gifts of up to $12,000 per Year
    • Present Interest
    • No Tax, No Paperwork
    • Joint Gift; $24,000
    • ...Husband and Wife
    • College and Medical Expenses Unlimited
  • Unlimited Marital Deduction
    • Dollar for Dollar Deduction on Assets
    • Transferred to a Spouse
    • Outright, Unconditional Transfer or
    • Qualifying Trust (GPA or Q-TIP)
    • ...Included in Spouse’s Estate at Death
  • I Love You Will Entire Estate is Left to Surviving Spouse
  • I Love You Will Tax Analysis
    • Husband Wife
    • Tentative Taxable Estate $5,000,000 * $5,500,000
    • Marital Deduction $5,000,000 $ 0
    • Taxable Estate $ 0 $5,500,000
    • Tentative Estate Tax $ 0 $2,460,800
    • Applicable Credit Amt. $ 0 $ 345,800
    • Estate Tax Due $ 0 $2,115,000
    • Total Tax Paid: $2,115,000
    • *Assumes Assets Appreciate 10%
  • Problems with I Love You Will Plans
    • No Use of Applicable Exclusion Amount
    • in First Estate
    • …Failure to Use IRS “Gifts”
    • Appreciation of Assets in Second Estate
  • I Love You Will Tax Analysis
    • Husband Wife
    • Tentative Taxable Estate $5,000,000 * $5,500,000
    • Marital Deduction $5,000,000 $ 0
    • Taxable Estate $ 0 $5,500,000
    • Tentative Estate Tax $ 0 $2,460,800
    • Applicable Credit Amt. $ 0 $ 345,800
    • Estate Tax Due $ 0 $2,115,000
    • Total Tax Paid: $2,115,000
    • *Assumes Assets Appreciate 10%
  • Exemption Shelter Plan ESTATE $1,000,000 Everything Else Income Spouse Children Principal
  • Exemption Shelter Plan Tax Analysis
    • Husband Wife
    • Tentative Taxable Estate $5,000,000 * $4,400,000
    • Marital Deduction $4,000,000 $ 0
    • Taxable Estate $1,000,000 $4,400,000
    • Tentative Estate Tax $ 345,800 $1,932,800
    • Applicable Credit Amt. $ 345,800 $ 345,800
    • Estate Tax Due $ 0 $1,587,000
    • Total Tax Paid: $1,587,000
    • *Assumes Assets Appreciate 10%
  • To Achieve Applicable Exclusion Shelter Plan, Avoid Common Mistakes
    • Leave Everything to Spouse
    • Improper Use of Jointly Held Property
    • Everything Owned by One Spouse
  • Liquidity Needs In Estate Planning
    • Administration Expenses 2-5% of
    • Gross Estate
    • State Death Taxes
    • Federal Death Taxes (within 9 months)
    • …often Deferred to Second Death
    • Family Income Needs
  • Sources of Liquidity Cash Life Insurance C.D.’s Stocks Bonds Annuities Business Real Estate Equipment Liquid Semi Liquid Illiquid
  • METHOD TO PAY Cash
    • Reduces Total Bequest to Family
    • Reduces Funds Family May Need for
    • Current Expenses
    • Future Earnings on Funds Gone Forever
    • Capital to run Company is Gone
  • METHOD TO PAY Sale of Illiquid Assets
    • Reduces Total Bequest to Family
    • Complete Loss of Future Income
    • Unlikely to Receive Fair Value
  • METHOD TO PAY Life Insurance
    • Pay Estate Taxes with Discounted Dollars
    • Death Benefit May Be Estate Tax Free
    • Helps Preserve Assets - including the Business
  • Possible Solution Via Gifting, Shift Assets to Create Tax Liquidity ESTATE $5 million Trust
  • What Type
    • Term
    • Whole Life
    • Whole Life / Term Blend
    • Variable
    • Universal
    • Variable Universal
    • No Lapse Universal
    • Second to Die
  • Life Insurance: Powerful or Powerless?
    • Assure that you have a Unilateral Contract
    • Common Sense: Generally, something is the “cheapest” for a reason
    • There are more then 2,000 life insurance companies. There is a wide range in quality –
    • both company and product.
  • “I thought Life Insurance was Tax Free”
    • Income and Estate Tax Situations
    • Ownership of Policy must be set up correctly
    • Three Party Contracts
  • METHOD TO PAY Installments - Section 6166
    • Estate Must Qualify – Business Interest must be at least 35% of overall value
    • Payments Due Over 14 Years
    • Interest only first four years
    • Principal and Interest over Remaining 10 years
    • This method typically costs two to three times the original tax due
  • Review of Payment Options for $5,000,000 Liability
    • Option A : $5,000,000 (Cash)
    • Option B : $5,000,000+ (Sale of Assets)
    • Option C : Significantly Less (Life Insurance)
    • Than $5,000,000
    • Option D : $5,000,000+++ (Section 6166)
  • Potential Significant Value “Unneeded” Life Insurance Policies
    • Certain policies (depending on age, health, and policy status) are very attractive to outside buyers
    • Payout to policy owner substantially more than actual cash value
    • Most recent example
  • Valuation Important for Lifetime Gifts and Testamentary Transfers
    • Fair Market Value
    • What a Willing Buyer Would
    • Pay a Willing Seller, Neither Being
    • under a Compulsion to Buy or Sell
    • and Both Knowing All Relevant Factors
  • Valuation IRS Revenue Rulings Key Ruling - 59-60 Earnings Capacity Book Value Dividend Capacity Marketability Risk Closely Held Market Factor Publicly Held Minority Discounts Control Premium
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
    • Business Owner’s Agreement
    • Sale Triggered by Death, Disability, or Retirement
    • Guaranteed Purchase of Appropriate Interest by Business or Remaining Owners Guaranteed Purchase dependent on buyout method
  • Advantages of a Formal Buy-Sell Agreement
    • Surviving Owner maintains Continuity of Ownership and Management
    • Decedent’s Estate / Family Converts Unmarketable, Non-Liquid Business Interest to Cash
    • Provide Fair and Reasonable Price
    • Possibly Peg the Value for Federal Estate Tax Purposes
  • Business or Surviving Shareholder Required Financial Obligation
    • $ 2 MILLION BUYOUT AMOUNT
  • What are the Choices?
    • Sinking Fund
    • Borrowing
    • Installment Method
    • Life Insurance
  • What are the Costs for each method?
    • SINKING FUND - $2,000,000
    • BORROWING - More than $2,000,000
    • INSTALLMENTS - More than $2,000,000
    • LIFE INSURANCE - Significantly Less Than $2,000,000
  • Case Study F&F, Inc.
    • Fred and Freda are equal owners of F&F, Inc. – a profitable S Corporation
    • F&F, Inc. valued at $4,000,000
    • Buy-Sell Agreement requires surviving owner to purchase deceased owner’s interest for $2,000,000 under an installment contract payable over 10 years PLUS interest
  • Installment Method Overview
    • Installment payments are NOT deductible by F&F, Inc.
    • Fred and Freda both in 40% marginal federal and state tax bracket (no corporate tax)
    • F&F, Inc. operates on profit margin of 10% for every dollar of sale
    • Annual Payments are $200,000 (not including interest)
  • Installment Method True Cost
    • Annual Installment Payment is $200,000 (not including interest)
    • Surviving Owner has to earn over $330,000 in income to net $200,000 in a 40% marginal federal and state tax bracket
    • To earn $330,000, the surviving owner has to generate annual sales of $3,300,000, which is $33,000,000 over the ten year installment period!
  • Installment Method Issues
    • Could either surviving owner generate enough profit to pay the installment obligation AND still earn a good income for his or her personal needs?
    • Will the death of an owner have a negative impact on sales? How is that going to be made up?
  • Installment Method Issues Continued
    • Will the survivor have to hire someone to take over the responsibilities of the deceased owner? Where is the cash flow coming for this? How much more is needed?
    • Will the installment obligation affect the ability of the Company to pay salaries, borrow money or expand or fulfill other business purposes?
  • What Happens…..
    • To existing company debt when one owner is deceased or out of the business because of a disability?
    • If the company or surviving owner becomes insolvent during the installment period?
    • If the surviving owner dies or becomes disabled during the installment period?
  • Types of Buy-Sell Plans
    • Stock Redemption
    • Cross Purchase
    • Wait and See
  • Key Components Buy-Sell Agreement
    • Language that addresses all contingencies
    • Valuation
    • Funding
  • Stock Redemption Plan
    • “ A” and “B” Form Corporation & Each
    • Contributes $100,000
    • 10 Years Later Corporation is Worth $4,000,000
    • “ A” and “B” Enter Into a Stock Redemption Agreement
    • Corporation Becomes Owner and Beneficiary of $2,000,000 Policy on Both “A” and “B”
  • Stock Redemption Plan
    • “ A” Dies:
    • $2,000,000 Death Benefit is Paid to the Corporation
    • Corporation pays $2,000,000 to “A”s Estate
    • “ A”s Estate Redeems Stock Back to Corporation
    • “ B”s Stock is Now Worth $4,000,000
    • (Same # Shares, Twice the Value)
  • Stock Redemption Plan
    • “B” Decides to Retire and Sell Corporation for $4,000,000
    • “B” Must Pay Capital Gains taxes on $3,900,000 ($4,000,000 Minus Original Cost Basis of $100,000)
  • Cross Purchase Plan
    • “A” and “B” Form Corporation & Each
    • Contributes $100,000
    • 10 Years Later Corporation is Worth $4,000,000
    • “A” and “B” Enter Into Cross Purchase Plan
  • Cross Purchase Plan
    • “A” is Owner and Beneficiary of $2,000,000 Policy on “B”
    • “B” is Owner and Beneficiary of $2,000,000 Policy on “A”
  • Cross Purchase Plan
    • “ A” Dies:
    • “B” is Paid $2,000,000 from Policy on “A”s Life
    • “B” Pays “A”s Estate $2,000,000 for “A”s Stock
    • “B” now Owns $4,000,000 of Company Stock
  • Cross Purchase Plan
    • “B” Decides to Retire and Sell Corporation for $4,000,000
    • Since “B” bought “A”s Stock for $2,000,000 and had $100,000 Original Basis…
    • …”B” Pays Capital Gains Taxes on $1,900,000
    • RESULT…. Tax Savings on $2,000,000
  • SPECIAL CASE STUDY
    • CONCRETE MASONRY, INC.
    • SUCCESSION PLAN
  • Facts
    • Louie and Louise Young (Husband and Wife) Ages 63 and 61, Respectively
    • Three Children:
    • Joe, Age 31 and Unmarried
    • Moe, Age 28 and Married to Nora
    • Helena, Age 25 and Married to Ken
    • Louie, Louise, Joe, Moe each own 25%
    • Fair Market Value of CMI, Inc. is $5,000,000
    • Louie and Louise Estate Valued at $7,000,000
  • Current Plan
    • Louie and Louise have I Love You Wills
    • At Second Death, Estate is Distributed Equally among the Three Children
    • There is no Buy-Sell Agreement
    • Moe and Helena have I Love You Wills
    • Joe does not have a Will
  • Goals
    • Distribute the Estate Fairly Upon the Last to Die of Louie and Louise
    • Assure that CMI is Run by the Two Sons Who are Active in the Business
  • Possible Results of Current Plan after Death Louise 25 Shares Louie 25 Shares Joe 42 Shares $500,000 Moe 42 Shares $500,000 Helena 16 Shares $500,000
  • Possible Results of Current Plan At Moe’s Subsequent Death Moe Joe 42 Shares Helena 16 Shares Nora 42 Shares
  • Possible Results of Current Plan at Moe’s Subsequent Death
    • Nora and Helena May Sell CMI to Strangers/Competitors
    • Joe May Lose Control of CMI
    • Who is Running CMI?
  • Solutions/Step-One Cross Purchase Agreement I Love You Will/Exemption Shelter Louise Louie Brothers Purchase Shares at Second Death Cross Purchase Joe Moe
  • Solution/Step Two Contingent Beneficiary
    • After Sons Buy Shares, Estate Has $5,000,000 in Newly Created Liquid Assets
    • Parents now Have the Ability to Increase Cash Distribution to Helena
  • Possible Results/New Plan Cross Purchase Agreement Louise Louie Purchased Shares at Second Death Cross Purchase Joe Moe
  • Possible Solution Totals Joe $1,500,000 50 Shares Moe $1,500,000 50 Shares Helena $4,000,000
  • QUESTIONNAIRE
    • Questionnaire may be completed and handed in or returned via fax or mail
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Terrance K. Resnick
    • Resnick Associates
    • 2073 Doral Drive
    • Harrisburg, PA 17112
    • (717) 652-2929
    • (717) 540-5735 fax
    • [email_address]