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J.K. Lasser's Finance & Tax for Your Family Business

ISBN: 978-0-471-00850-7
304 pages
March 2004
J.K. Lasser
THE "FAMILY BIBLE" FOR FAMILY BUSINESSES, LARGE AND SMALL

For many family business owners the most daunting issues aren't how to serve customers or make sales----they're how to handle the often complicated legal and tax issues involved in running a successful business. From business plan to intergenerational succession, J.K. Lasser's Finance & Tax for Your Family Business offers all the relevant tax and legal aspects of starting, running, and transferring a company. It provides an invaluable understanding of organizational structures, capital-formation alternatives, and compensation obligations and choices. Also included is a resource listing of family business institutes, centers, and Web sites.

Critical coverage will help you:
* Build a winning management team
* Discover the best strategies for passing the business on to future generations
* Estimate estate tax consequences
* Understand the ramifications of buy-sell agreements within a family context
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Preface.

STARTING A FAMILY BUSINESS.

The Family Business.

Organizing Your Business.

Your Management Team.

Raising Money.

RUNNING A FAMILY BUSINESS.

Compensation Planning.

Fringe Benefits.

Retirement Plans.

Nonqualified Retirement Plans.

Home-Based Businesses.

Protecting Your Business Interests in Divorce.

SELLING OR TRANSFERRING A FAMILY BUSINESS.

Getting Out Gracefully.

Buy-Sell Agreements for Lifetime and Death Transfers.

Giving the Business to Your Children and Grandchildren.

Selling Your Business.

Estate Planning for Your Family Business.

Appendix A--Family Business Programs.

Appendix B--Family Business Resources.

Index.
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BARBARA WELTMAN, Esq., has over 20 years' experience in the areas of taxation for individuals and small businesses, small business planning, trusts and estates, and elder law. She is the author of six previous books, including J.K. Lasser's Tax Deductions for Your Small Business (Wiley). Weltman is also a consulting editor for several tax guides and has been featured on CNBC. In addition, she maintains a Web site on small business and finance (www.bwideas.com).
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