Tax Considerations in Buying or Selling a Business
The after-tax consequences of selling a business can vary significantly depending on the tax classification of the entity conducting the business (referred to in this outline as the “Company”) and on how the sale is structured. Often, what is good for one party to the sale is bad for the other. The structure of the sale, therefore, is often driven by the relative bargaining positions of the parties and, in any event, may affect the price paid by the purchaser.
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