Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wyoming Tax Benefits for Investors

By Meagan Hill

Happy New Year! We know that many of you are spending the time between Christmas and New Year trying to reconcile your records and finalize $ before the end of the Tax Year. As you wrestle with these challenges, take a minute to consider the Tax Benefits of Investing or Residing in Wyoming;

No State Income Tax;
If you’re unfortunate enough to still be working, no state income tax
= more disposable income

No State Company Tax;
If you’re an entrepreneur, no state company tax
= more profit

No State Excise Tax;
If you buy groceries or gas, no state excise tax
= more disposable income

No Tax on the Sale of Real Estate;
If you sell Real Estate in Wyoming, no tax on the sale of real estate
= more capital gain for You

No State Gift Tax;
If you are a generous soul, no state gift tax means you can gift real estate to your heirs without paying gift tax
= more inheritance for your heirs

No State Inheritance Tax;
Wyoming’s estate tax is tied to the federal tax credit and applies only to those with substantial estates.
= more inheritance for your heirs

No Tax on Out of State Retirement Income;
= more disposable income

Set up a Dynasty Trust
protect your assets from federal estate taxes for up to 1,000 years;
= more inheritance for your heirs

No Tax on Mineral Ownership;
a ‘hidden’ property tax that does not exist in Wyoming
= more disposable income

No Intangible Taxes;
no taxes on stocks and bonds
= more disposable income

Low Property Taxes.
2009 mill levy is 57.32 for teton county, WY
= more disposable income

When you’re done counting your $ and realizing the opportunity that Wyoming presents, take a minute to remind yourself of the ‘work-life’ balance benefits;
• Grand Teton + Yellowstone National Parks;
• Fly Fishing + Big Game Hunting;
• Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking; Rafting; Golf.

Still questioning my logic? Is the devil inside arguing with you? Look at the numbers.

Commercial Office + Retail suites or entire buildings are down 20-25%.

Start small - use your IRA to Invest in a Commercial Office or Retail suite for $500,000-700,000; or

Go for it - Leverage the opportunity presented by the economy with the rare offering of several landmark buildings in Jackson Hole.

To maximize all the tax benefits you will need to become a resident of our fine county. Lucky You! Right now, the Median Home Price is down 25% from 12 months ago.

Still unsure, give us a call.

Meagan Hill is a Commercial Real Estate Investments Specialist and Principal of NAI Jackson Hole servicing the Jackson Hole WY and Teton Valley ID markets.

For further information, contact Meagan at (307) 734-8700 or

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