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3 Ways Asset Protection Will Help You Guard Your Wealth - Infographic


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Asset Protection Will Help You Guard Your Wealth.
Nothing is immune to being taken away from you when you’re involved with the wrong people. It’s a frightening thing to imagine, but it’s a reality far too many people suffer. That’s why it’s important that you take steps to protect your personal assets. Protecting your assets takes skill. There’s a certain way to structure them that will keep them safe away from predators. A financial advisor can help you do that correctly. This professional knows ways to help you protect your assets based on different criteria like where you live, your business, and marital status.

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3 Ways Asset Protection Will Help You Guard Your Wealth - Infographic

  1. 1. SOURCES: we-help-business-owners.php as-a-business-owner.php FLP tax LAWSUITS Rental Property Purchased Price $250,000 Property Value (25 Years Later) $1,250,000 PROTECTION YOUR WEALTH ASSET 3 WAYS WILL HELP YOU GUARD PROPER ASSET STRUCTURE HELPS YOU SAVE ON TAXES Asset protection is intended to protect an individual’s or business’s assets from creditor claims, while operating within the bounds of debtor-creditor law. OVER 100 MILLION LAWSUITS Currently, are pending the U.S. A lawsuit is filed every 30 seconds. Many businesses owners believe that once incorporated, their personal assests are protected, but thatʼs simply not the case. Laws designed to protect the value of the homes of residents from property taxes, creditors, and circumstances arising from death of the homeowner spouse. Some areas do have homestead exemptions to reduce the value of the home that is subject to property tax. These laws can vary by state. A Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) can be used by professionals to isolate themselves from liability of other partners. It is important for professionals to have personal and practice assets in LLCs and/or FLPs to be protected. LLC laws specifically prohibit a lawsuit against the members for a claim against the business. An LLC has a great deal of flexibility and can be taxed as a sole proprietor, partnership, S corporation or C corporation. Some states do not allow licensed professionals to operate their professional practices as an LLC. KNOWLEDGE OF HOMESTEAD LAWS PROFESSIONAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES (PLLCS) FLPs are a business structure frequently used to move family wealth from one generation to another with favorable tax treatment. FLPs are typically holding companies, acting as an entity that holds the asset contributed by the family members. Our Society achieves this mission by sponsoring the nation’s top lawsuit protection experts to present across the nation. FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS (FLPS) LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES (LLCS) A corporate veil can be easily be pierced in order to claim assets during a lawsuit. Proper business structuring can protect your personal assets with no downside. (Doesnʼt protect against property tax liens!) (Making sure your professional is up to date with the latest laws in your state is essential). A PLLC does not limit personal liability for malpractice, meaning assets can be taken to satisfy a judgement against the business for malpractice. Businesses with an income of in self-employment taxes. 2.7% - 4.6% OR $2,700 - $6,900 can save $100,000 - $150,000 Specific legal structure CAN REDUCE YOUR CAPITAL GAIN TAXES from real estate, stocks, investments, etc. John and Mary Smith purchased a rental property for $250,000. 25 years later the property value had appreciated to $1,250,000. Experienced asset protection experts use long standing methods to shield your business from lawsuits, such as: If they sell the property for $1,250,00, they would pay capital gains taxes on $1,000,000.Their capital gains combined federal and state tax rate is 20%, which would result in a tax of $200,000 ($1,000,000 x 20%). Total Sale Amount OF YOUR ASSETS COULD BE THE LOST to taxes and probate when you pass on? A will simply isn’t enough, it requires a properly structured trust. Gain NET PROFIT NET PROFIT BUSINESS INCORPORATED Original Rental Property Purchase Price Capital Gains Taxes ($1,000,000 x 20%) $1,250,00 ($200,000) $1,000,000 $800,000 *According to the institute for legal reform. of small business owners have been threatened or involved in a lawsuit. 43% HOW DO ASSET PROTECTION EXPERTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE? The concept of and strategies for GUARDING ONE’S WEALTH. WHAT IS ASSET PROTECTION? ASSET PROTECTION STRATEGIES HELP GUARD YOU FROM LAWSUITS 1 2 ASSET PROTECTION EXPERTS CAN ENSURE SUCCESSION OF YOUR ASSETS PROPER BUSINESS STRUCTURING 3 If John and Mary first transferred the property into a charitable remainder trust (CRT)* and the CRT then sold the assets for $1,250,000, they would owe zero capital gains tax; and all $1,250,000 would go into the trust to be dispersed in alternate ways. Total Sale Amount (Sold by CRT*) Capital Gain Original Rental Property Purchase Price No Capital Gains Taxes $1,250,00 ($250,000) ($250,000) ($0) $1,000,000 $1,000,000 Scenario BScenario A OUR TEAM AT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ASSET PROTECTION ARE EXPERTS IN THE ASSET PROTECTION ARENA. *Reserached by SBA Business owners typically pay per case in legal costs. $3,000 $150,000 TO We are a reputable company that works to educate business owners on how best to keep their assets safe. We pride ourselves in teaching professionals how to structure their assets for lawsuit protection and prevention. HOW ASSET PROTECTION HELPS INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES PROTECT WEALTH Example 50% REMEMBER LLC tax COMPANY