The Taxing Dilemma Facing Potential Sellers
By Ken Sonenclar

Proposed changes to capital-gains tax rates are prompting business owners who may already be eyeing a sale to wonder whether to accelerate their plans.

Selling a business, especially for a founder/CEO, is typically a once-in-a-lifetime event and not something to rush into. The facts on the ground, preliminary as they are, suggest that going to market now may make sense. But the situation is by no means clear cut. Making a dash for the exit, even in a hot market, could prove short-sighted and costly.


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