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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

  • 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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  • IRS issues guidance on bypassing SALT limitation on pass-throughs

    The IRS issued guidance allowing individual owners of pass-through entities, such as partnerships and S corporations, to deduct an unlimited amount of certain taxes on income earned from pass-through entities that would otherwise be limited to $10,000.

    Ron Cook Curtis Ruppal Dave DeCew
    Article March 26, 2021 4 min read
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  • Hiring cybersecurity talent? Five things you should know
    As cybersecurity threats rise, you must look further than IT credentials when hiring the professionals charged with keeping your data safe.
    Sarah Pavelek
    Article March 26, 2021 2 min read
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  • Could the sale of your business trigger “golden parachute” penalties?

    Internal Revenue Code Section 280G was intended to penalize excessive payouts to executives in certain M&A transactions. However, it can create traps for the unwary in more common corporate succession plans. Here’s what you need to know.

    Preston Ridinger Bryan El-Ary
    Article March 25, 2021 5 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.

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP