With the signing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December 2017, valuation analysts have been tasked with incorporating the changes to the tax law into their analysis. Changes, such as the lowering of corporate tax rates and restrictions on interest deductibility, must be factored into valuation analysis to capture the effects of the TCJA on company value. When valuing a US company, valuation analysts must now consider the following: (more…)
Late last year, we wrote a few times about the looming regulations affecting valuation discounts under the IRS Proposed Section 2704 Regulations.
The comment period ended on November 1st and the public hearing in Washington D.C. was held on December 1st to a capacity crowd. Here are some quick highlights from the hearing that were published by BV Wire: (more…)
By Mark Sheffield, CPA, Principal
ASL Emerging Business Group
Which is the better deal for a founder: 1) $500,000 for 10% of the start-up; or 2) $500,000 for 25% of the start-up? Of course, option 1) is better because it values the start-up at $5 million vs. 2) which values it at $2 million. A start-up business valuation for investment purposes is complicated and subjective; so many founders just wing it. That’s the wrong approach because founders risk undervaluing their start-up. It is better to negotiate from a position of knowledge and strength. The complexity in determining investment value is why founders need help. (more…)
Earlier this year, we wrote about the looming regulations affecting valuation discounts. Now the IRS’ Proposed Section 2704 Regulations have been officially presented and they intend to eliminate discounts currently available for gifts between family members inside family controlled entities. Despite court cases and revenue rulings to the contrary, the IRS’ proposals assume that families always work together and do not keep the restrictions in place that are the basis for the minority interest discount. (more…)