Friday, March 31, 2017

Once you have a business price, how do we divide it up among the 'stuff?'- How to buy a business, how to sell a business

Greg sent me a great question; Once we have a price for the business, how do we break down that price among the different things being bought?

Great question.  We call this the price allocation and it’s necessary to do when you buy or sell a business as an asset sale.

The way that you allocate the purchase price can have direct tax consequences for the selling entity at the time of sale... or for the buyer in the years to come after the purchase.

It’s often one of the facets of the negotiation that the buyer and seller don’t realize they need to get figured out sooner rather than later.

I’ve seen the price allocation cause delayed closings and has almost stopped a deal.  Especially if it’s left until the last minute. Learn more about how it can affect you in my new video.

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