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Revenue recognition industry resource guide for retail
Insights for owner-managed businesses
Dealerships Thought Leadership
Three common mistakes made with buy-sell agreementsBuy-sell agreements offer protection for the transfer of ownership interests in a business. Don’t get tripped up by the three most common pitfalls in these contracts.
Fraud: Reporting it to the IRSIf you’ve been defrauded, there are two steps to bringing the fraudster to justice. First, tell the police. Then, the IRS.
Critical acquisition risks: Real estate, employee benefits, and internal controlsThese three areas are often overlooked during the due diligence process, even though they can be fraught with risk. Learn what questions you must ask to minimize it.
As one of a few firms with a dedicated dealership practice, we have the knowledge and resources to help you shift into high gear and drive growth for your business. You’ll gain industry insights and best practices based on our experience serving more than 300 retail dealership clients, including automobile, commercial truck, RV, and motorcycle and power sports dealers.
From tax minimization and fraud prevention to mergers and acquisitions and cost segregation studies, you’ll benefit from a full range of services designed to help you navigate the complex retail dealer market. And you’ll benefit from our active participation in state and national dealership associations, as we’ll ensure you stay current on the issues, trends, and laws affecting your business — and your livelihood.
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The staff at Plante Moran have been our trusted business partners for more than 25 years. During this time we have relied on their expertise to assist us in a multitude of areas including tax accounting, cost segregation, valuations, acquisitions, growth strategy, employee benefits and more. Our relationship with the team is based on trust. We consider Plante Moran to be partners in our business always ready to support us in any way. I feel very confident recommending them to business people seeking a firm with all the resources of a large organization but with the personal attention of a smaller group.
Staying current is paramount. We have over 50 professionals dedicated to delivering insightful guidance to our dealership clients. Our multidisciplinary team can help you maximize cash flow and meet your business and financial objectives. Whether you want help strategizing state and local tax planning to reduce your tax burden, assessing your technology, or planning for succession in leadership, we’ll help your retail dealership prosper.
With one of the lowest staff turnover rates, our firm's professionals will return to your engagement year after year, knowing your dealership's distinct needs and goals and serving as a trusted advisor.