How to Pay Less in Taxes the Year You Sell Your Practice with Karl Willman


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Optometrists that own their own practice are always looking for strategic ways to reduce their tax liability. The tax bill that’s generated when an optometrist sells their practice can have a big impact on how much money they keep as a result of the transaction.

Retirement plans like the 401(k) profit sharing plan are usually go-to strategies, but there are limitations in how much one can contribute annually into these plans. Additionally, there’s little that can be done with a 401k profit sharing plan to help offset and reduce the tax liability that’s generated in the year of the sale.

Cash balance plans are a little-used planning strategy by optometrists. If used correctly, though, a cash balance can help a practice owner accelerate their accumulation of retirement dollars, capture significant tax deductions in the year of contributions, and offset potential tax liabilities generated in the year of a practice sale.

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