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Plante Moran

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

Strategies that work, no matter what's next. Learn more now.

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 250 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.

Dealerships Thought Leadership

  • 2021 midyear business tax planning in an era of change

    Over the past year, we’ve seen a high volume of tax changes, primarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are you sure your business has taken all the recent changes into account? Join our tax experts to make sure.

    Stephen Eckert Kurt Piwko Caitlin Slezak
    Webinar June 29, 2021 60 min watch
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  • Biden administration's tax proposals: Understanding the impact
    The Biden administration has announced details regarding two major legislative initiatives. The tax proposals would impact individual, corporate, and international taxes. A challenging legislative process is expected as Congress begins deliberation of these proposals. Learn more.
    Stephen Eckert Michael Monaghan Kurt Piwko Jessica Wargo
    Article June 29, 2021 15 min read
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  • Crisis communication: Five steps to engage stakeholders
    In tough times, communicating with stakeholders is critical to minimizing negative impacts, maintaining control, and securing the support your organization needs to move forward. Here’s how to start.
    Tim Weed Jeff Hurst
    Article June 21, 2021 4 min read
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  • Final regulations clarify real estate rules for like-kind exchanges

    The TCJA limited like-kind exchange transactions to real estate, meaning that personal property included in an exchange could trigger current-year tax consequences. Recent IRS guidance clarifies how to qualify for tax deferral. Here’s what you need to know.

    Jonathan Winterkorn Lawrence Knutson Jon Powell Kyle Downey
    Article March 26, 2021 5 min read
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Our clients say

The staff at Plante Moran have been our trusted business partners for nearly 30 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 Owner, 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.

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP