Why American ValueMetrics

With over 10,000 appraisals completed, and specializing in valuation, AVM provides you significant advantages.

  • AVM employs proven business executives who are better equipped to analyze enterprise value than those crafting appraisals on a part-time basis or a newly minted MBA just out college.
  • AVM has proprietary heuristic valuation models that differentiate on factors such as company size, growth, risk and industry and include value for strategic aspects.
  • AVM’s report format is acknowledged by the IRS and others as meeting expectations for structure and the requirements set out by previous court cases and regulations.
  • AVM invests in the best and most current data sources, ones that small firms and part time appraisers cannot afford.
  • All valuations are reviewed by a second analyst ensuring quality, credibility and reliability.
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Proposed IRS regulations to eliminate discounts for family limited partnerships (FLPs) are to be released comment, but never seem to arrive.  The Obama Administration proposed changing the law over several annual budget proposals in order to restrict or eliminate valuation discounts on transfers of interests in family-controlled entities. The Administration was not successful in having the...
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Once a simple concept – reward employees for participating in the growth of a company’s value via stock options – incentive compensation has now become a very complicated area of tax regulation and accounting. At least since the creation of “qualifying stock options” in 1981, the IRS has required that options be priced at or...