So what are business valuations? Business valuations refer to a process of analyzing a company’s value financially. However, it doesn’t merely figure in the price of the property, but essentially the complete interest that an owner has in the property, including all of its operating and intellectual assets. Such a valuation may be necessary in the event that the owner wishes to sell the business, take out a mortgage, or resolve legal matters such as divorce or bankruptcy. The financial information of a company must first be valued along with an analysis of the economy–speaking for the local area, the state, the country and even the world. Services that perform valuations usually ask for a complete package of background and historical information, along with applicable financial records.
According to the IRS (revenue ruling 59-60), fair market value (FMV) for a business, is what a willing buyer would pay a willing seller when each party has received complete information and neither is under undue pressure to act.
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