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What is best way to buy out a partner in a C corp business.

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What is best way to buy out a partner in a C corp business

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I own 51% and he owns 49%

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Tax Professional: Dr. Fiona Chen, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 6 months ago
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Dear Customer,

In general, to buy out a partner is with the at least money as the other party is willing to sell and to make sure the transaction is well documented and signed on paper for the partner to waive any future possible disputes or litigation rights.

For your particular question, would you please give a little more information because the issue is more than the form of the organization. Have you consulted with any CPA or attorney and what their opinion and advice are. What type of business are you in and what is the size of the corporation's gross receipts in the past three years and what is the size of the corporation assets and how long have the corporation in existence and is there any lawsuit of dispute filed and are there new shareholders waiting to come in and etc.

The cleanest way is for you to put up new, fresh money to buy the other shareholder (not partner). However, there are people who prefer to purchase back the shares back by the corporation.

Regards,

Fiona Chen, MPA,

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