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Dealerships

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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2017 year-end tax planning

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Finding the right balance: Year-end tax planning for businesses
Wondering how the potential for changes in tax law could affect year-end tax planning for your business? Join our tax experts for this webinar as they point you in the right direction.
Ryan Defer
Webinar December 07, 2017 60 min watch Upcoming
Finding the right balance: Year-end tax planning for individuals
Jerry Jonckheere
Webinar December 07, 2017 60 min watch Upcoming
2017 Year-end tax planning: Our top tips for businesses
Jerry Jonckheere
Article October 4, 2017 5 min read
2017 Year-end tax planning: Our top tips for individuals
Jerry Jonckheere
Article October 2, 2017 5 min read

Ready for change?
Revenue recognition industry resource guide for retail

Revenue recognition roadmap

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Ready for the new revenue recognition standard?
It's critical to begin planning now for the new revenue recognition standard to ensure compliance and minimize operational impacts. Our industry-specific guides can help you simplify adoption.
Christa LaBrosse
Article July 01, 2017 1 min read
With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
Shelly Gower
Article October 25, 2016 2 min read
Will policy changes affect revenue recognition implementation?
David Grubb
Article March 06, 2017 1 min read
Revenue recognition: The longer you wait, the less you know
Christa LaBrosse
Webinar November 10, 2016 76 min watch

Dealerships Thought Leadership

  • Revenue recognition for commercial entities: Focus on the application
    New revenue recognition guidance may require significant changes for manufacturers, builders, and service providers. We’ve collected some guidance and best practices to make your transition smoother.
    David Grubb Christa LaBrosse David Kristick
    Article October 17, 2017 6 min read
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  • Business succession in your future? Consider these questions
    Personal and professional decisions about financial independence and your family's vision for the future determine how best to transfer business ownership. Ask these three questions to help gain clarity.
    Katie Redle Wealth Management Hans Kronsbein Wealth Management
    Article August 18, 2017 3 min read
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  • Having one good CEO isn’t good enough: Here’s what to do if you want your business to last
    The key to seamless transitions, and organizational sustainability, is to find the best candidates (yes, plural) for leadership positions and fully prepare them, long before they assume their new roles. Here are some ideas for identifying your successors.
    Gordon Krater
    Article June 15, 2017 2 min read
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  • Five ways smart companies maintain growth and profitability
    Savvy business owners and executives consistently push to maximize growth, profitability, and value – in any economy. These strategies help you leverage upcycles, weather downturns, and achieve your growth and value targets.
    Tim Weed Daron Gifford Dennis Bagley Ron Gantner Plante Moran Cresa Phil Gilbert
    Article June 14, 2017 16 min read
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Our clients say

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.

Jamie Marsh Marsh Automotive Group Inc.

Our Team

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.