Family & Business Continuity and Succession – Selling My Business

Wealth Strategy

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The Situation:

John has most of his wealth tied up in a successful advertising agency. As he nears retirement age, he is seeking to liquidate the business, however, he has a few concerns on his mind that keep him up at night.

John is worried about the tax implications that would result from the sale. How much of the proceeds will he have to pay in taxes? He also wants to leave a lasting, charitable legacy to his community, in which he has been active for the past 40 years. And, finally, he wants to confirm that he and his wife will have an income stream sufficient to support their desired lifestyle throughout their retirement years.

The Solution:

Working with John’s legal and tax advisors to address his concerns, a PNC Wealth Strategist and Investment Advisor suggested a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT), funded by gifts of stock in the agency.

Once the sale of John’s agency is complete, PNC would invest the sale proceeds in a customized investment portfolio, designed to produce income that will be distributed from the CRT to John and his wife.

The couple will use some of that income to make cash gifts to a wealth replacement Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT), which will pay life insurance premiums on a policy on the lives of John and his wife owned by the ILIT.

When John and his wife pass away, the ILIT will distribute the life insurance proceeds to John’s heirs. The remaining assets in the CRT will be distributed to a designated charity.

This solution helps John accomplish his charitable objectives, while preserving income for his lifetime and saving substantially on income and estate taxes.

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