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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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Tax reform restricts tax deductions for meals, entertainment, and fringe benefits
Recent tax law changes may compel taxpayers to make immediate changes to expense tracking procedures to ensure they are capturing information necessary to accurately determine their tax deductions.
Michael Monaghan
Article February 13, 2018 1 min read
Our take on tax reform
Video February 06, 2018 1 min read
Tax Reform: What you need to know today
Kurt Piwko
Webinar January 11, 2018 60 min watch

Tax reform for the service industry
10 implications to consider under the new law

Fraud prevention and recovery

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How to spot a fraudster
Occupational fraud continues to cost businesses, some quite severely. In most cases, the perpetrators share several traits and behavior patterns. Be on the lookout for these red flags.
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 01, 2016 4 minute listen
Navigating the aftermath of embezzlement
Michelle D. McHale-Adams
Article March 06, 2015 3 min read

Ready for change?
Revenue recognition industry resource guide for retail

Dealerships Thought Leadership

  • 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 02, 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 01, 2018 5 minute read
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  • Revenue recognition resource guide for retailers
    Revenue recognition for the retail and consumer industry is about to change. Implementation of the new standard is close at hand, and understanding the changes is critical. Our revenue recognition resource guide for retailers can help you get ready.
    Christa LaBrosse Melissa Lynch
    Whitepaper March 01, 2018 5 minute read
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  • Cost segregation study savings are amplified by tax reform
    While the full implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are still unraveling, a number of tax-planning opportunities have presented themselves. Read our article to learn how performing cost segregation studies can lead to permanent tax savings.
    Jonathan Winterkorn
    Article February 27, 2018 2 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.