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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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Tax reform and 2018 year-end tax planning

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28 minute read
Tax reform playbook: What you can do now and how to plan ahead
Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business? Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? Our tax reform playbook can help.
Michael Monaghan
Whitepaper May 8, 2018 28 minute read
Tax reform webinar series: Understanding the impacts of new guidance
Stephen Eckert
Article September 12, 2018 1 min read
2018 year-end tax guide
Jerry Jonckheere
Article October 22, 2018 1 min read
Alert: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act guidance special report
Stephen Eckert
Article August 21, 2018 20 min read

Tax reform playbook
Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business?

Fraud prevention and recovery

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60 minute watch
Protect your mission: Preventing fraud in religious institutes
Is your religious institute protected from fraud? View our on-demand webinar to learn about the most common schemes affecting religious institutes and how to mitigate the risk of fraud in your organization.
Kellie Goines
Webinar 60 minute watch
How to spot a fraudster
Michelle D. McHale-Adams
Article March 12, 2018 3 min read
Suspect fraud? Seven actions to take now
Michelle D. McHale-Adams
Article April 25, 2017 3 min read
Don’t be a statistic: How to protect your organization against fraud
Eric Conforti
Podcast March 1, 2016 4 minute listen

Revenue recognition for the retail industry
Are you ready for principles-based revenue recognition?

Dealerships Thought Leadership

  • The GM news that matters isn't what you think
    GM’s recent decisions to idle five aging auto plants, consolidate its vehicle lineup, and appoint GM President Dan Ammann to lead company’s Cruise unit all point to one thing: a future focused on autonomous vehicles. Read more at Wards Auto.
    Daron Gifford
    Article December 11, 2018 5 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 November 27, 2018 8 minute read
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  • FASB makes improvements to related-party VIE guidance
    How will this affect your organization? Here’s what you need to know.
    David Grubb Curt Hurd
    Article November 21, 2018 2 min read
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  • Cash balance plans for service businesses: Time for a closer look
    Whether you’ve considered a cash balance plan before, or never heard of one, service business owners with income north of the pass-through income deduction threshold might want to take a closer look.
    Ben Johnson Michael Krucker
    Article November 5, 2018 3 min read
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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.

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.