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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: Uncovering opportunities

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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: Six months in, what should businesses do now?
Kurt Piwko
Webinar Tuesday, June 19, 10-11 a.m. EDT 60 min watch

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? Join our webinar on July 18 to learn about the most common schemes affecting religious institutes and how to mitigate the risk of fraud in your organization.
Kellie Goines
Webinar July 18, 2018 60 minute watch Upcoming
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

  • Tax reform: Six months in, what should businesses do now?
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted only a little over six months ago. Join our webinar as we discuss what you should do now to ensure your business maximizes all of the benefits tax reform has to offer.
    Kurt Piwko Stephen Eckert Dana Hullinger Jason Parish
    Webinar Tuesday, June 19, 10-11 a.m. EDT 60 min watch
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  • 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 Kurt Piwko
    Whitepaper May 8, 2018 28 minute read
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  • Taxation of pool advertising funds
    Pooled advertising funds are common in the franchise sector since combined resources can have significant advertising impact. But, what exactly are pooled advertising funds; how are they defined; and what are the tax requirements? We explain.
    Isaac Saint John Kevin Lang
    Article April 2, 2018 2 min read
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  • Prepare for revenue recognition
    As the new revenue recognition standard begins taking effect, many organizations are unsure how to organize the implementation process. Use our guide for revenue recognition to simplify your effort and ease the transition.
    Christa LaBrosse David Grubb
    Whitepaper March 1, 2018 5 minute 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.