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Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

A specialized tax-qualified plan where monies can be contributed in stocks or cash to the ESOP on a tax deductible basis, thereby increasing working capital and cash flow.

Key Benefits of a Employee Stock Ownership Plan:

  • Create a liquid, private market for your company’s stock.
  • Facilitate the smooth succession of the company to the management team.
  • Allows for the sale of privately held stock tax-deferred or tax-free while the business owner keeps control of the company.
  • Gives your employees equity in the company, making them more loyal, productive, and profitable.
  • Deduct both principal and interest on bank debt.
  • Make your stock dividends deductible.

Who Can Establish:

  • Public or Private Corporations


ESOP Candidates:

  • A private corporation owner wanting to sell some of his stock on a tax free basis and still maintain control of the company.
  • A company wanting to buy out minority shareholders on a tax deductible basis for the corporation and tax free for the selling shareholders.
  • A company wanting to make acquisitions on a tax deductible basis.
  • A business owner who wants to share equity in the company with employees to attract, retain, and reward a productive work force.

Contact a LPL Investment Consultant to go over your options for retirement.

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