Financial Planning, Wealth & Tax Advisory

Lifetime Gifting of Stock or Business Interest

Lifetime gifting of your stock or other business interest (such as a partnership interest, if your business is not incorporated) refers to a formal or an informal plan of giving your interest in a business directly to other individuals, probably your children or grandchildren. As opposed to selling your business interest, giving your stock or other interest in a closely held business may have beneficial estate and income tax consequences both for you and for the beneficiaries. Lifetime gifting may also allow you to remain in control for a significant length of time.