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Stock and Asset Sales: Tax Consequences of Each Transaction

As discussed in prior posts, an asset sale transfers only the assets of the business, whereas a stock sale transfers some or all of the ownership interest in the business as well as its obligations and liabilities. In this continuing examination of how to structure a business sale, the next points of consideration are the tax consequences of each transaction and ways they can affect the buyer and seller. These types of structures confer different tax benefits or burdens on each party, so tax treatment is one of the most crucial elements in the sale. More >

Stock and Asset Sales: Preliminary Agreements

Prior posts discussed the basic advantages and disadvantages of structuring a sale of a business as a stock sale or an asset sale, as well as the initial considerations in agreeing to structure a sale as an asset purchase. This series will continue to expand on these types of sales with the next step in the process, the documents by which these sales begin. More >

Understanding Stock Versus Asset Sale Agreements

When purchasing or selling an existing business, both the buyer and the seller must determine whether it is advantageous to structure the transaction as a sale and purchase of the assets of a business ("asset sale") or of the ownership interest of the business (a "stock sale"). Understanding the basic differences between the two is the first step to structuring a deal that is most beneficial to you, whether you are the buyer or the seller. More >

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