Protect Your Assets
A good financial strategy is crucial to keeping your valuable assets safe, even during unfortunate events. If you think asset protection is only for people who take risks, corporate executives, doctors or high-income professionals, you may need to reconsider.
Here are some things you must do to protect your assets-
#1- Use Protective Business Entities
You may be at risk if you own a business. It is advised to separate your personal assets from your business ones. Moreover, it is best to use a separate business entity such as a corporation, Proprietary Limited Company (PLC) or Private Proprietary Company (PPC) to save your assets from potential lawsuits.
#2- Get Appropriate Business Insurance
You need insurance for your assets, whether they are personal or business. Insurance is essential from day one of your company as it protects you from becoming a target. You should include it in your startup budget to protect your business from the very early stages. It is vital to get the right business insurance after taking professional advice. Owning a rental property or practising something professionally are all different and require appropriate insurance.
#3- Set Up Asset Protection Trusts
The easiest and most common ways of protecting your business assets are by including a part of them in asset protection trusts. However, an asset protection trust keeps your assets out of creditors’ reach, gives you distributions, and allows an independent trustee to run it.
#4- Maintain a Corporate Veil
While creating a completely separate business entity is crucial, you also need to take more steps to ensure your assets are thoroughly protected from potential lawsuits. You will need-
- A separate bank account
- Using your company’s name on all documents
- Maintained corporate records and logs
About Sphere Accountants & Advisors-
If you are seeking advice on protecting your assets, your search ends with Sphere Accountants and Advisors. Through working with Sphere Accountants and Advisors, we consider the complete picture and continually look for ways to improve your financial situation to create, protect and grow your wealth. We apply this approach whether you come as an individual or a business. With a breadth of expertise spanning all aspects of taxation, accounting, financial planning and more, we can offer a complete solution for all your financial needs.
Our services include accounting and taxation, advisors, financial planning, lending and finance, bookkeeping, and self-managed super fund. The Sphere Group is also CA and CPA Accredited.
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