Despite the positive outlook for sustainable real estate investments, the market is uncertain. Real estate is traditionally a hedge against inflation and provides steady income even during a recession.
Creating and operating a business usually starts with a great idea, capital investment by one or multiple owners, and hard work. While the main focus of an owner should be on day-to-day operations, there are always items that should be in the back of their mind for events down the road.
The pandemic had a significant impact on Minnesota businesses. The combination of forced business closures, new employee safety standards along with supply chain disruptions and sharp increase in materials costs made it very difficult.
If the federal estate tax exemption is cut approximately in half in 2026, as is currently scheduled, it may create significant issues for Minnesota taxpayers. The matter becomes especially challenging when one considers what may happen if the portability election is not made.