Determine if your business is a C corporation or S corporation. The steps for transferring ownership are general and therefore apply to both.
Consult with the board of directors or shareholders with the corporation first. You will need approval from them before any sale or transaction can take place. Shares are freely transferable.
Retain an attorney to discuss the sale of your assets and stock. Shareholders often have stake in stock and will be taxed on property or cash transferred to them.
Hire a tax adviser to thoroughly explain any tax implications. You want to know what you will be taxed after the sale, if anything at all.
Discuss a plan of liquidation with your attorney. You want to maximize the sale of any property you wish to sell.
Find a buyer.
Determine if the sale will be paid out in a lump sum or with installments.
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