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California Investors - Learn How to Avoid the Franchise Tax & Save Thousands

In today’s episode, Toby Mathis, Esq. welcomes Carter Coons, Esq., an attorney at Anderson whose last name you may recognize… he is also the son of partner Clint Coons. Carter shares some of the benefits of utilizing a Wyoming Statutory Trusts (WSTs) as holding companies for your California LLCs to avoid the $800 per entity tax that is due annually. You’ll hear how to layer these protections to secure your anonymity and save money.


  • California properties and LLCs
  • How can we avoid this franchise tax?
  • Wyoming Statutory Trusts (WST) are exempt
  • WST as a holding company
  • How does California feel about these trusts?
  • Protections you can benefit from with a WST
  • There is no reason that you shouldn’t take advantage of this protection
  • Integrating out-of-state LLCs
  • If you’re not a CA resident, all you need is the WST to own titles to your properties
  • This strategy is legit, inexpensive, and has worked for decades
  • Share this with someone who could benefit


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Full Episode Transcript: 

Toby: Hey, guys. Toby Mathis here with the Anderson Business Advisors podcast. This is a really important subject for those of you guys who live in California or who have California property, so listen closely. I have Carter Coons here. He is an attorney with Anderson, also happens to be the son of one of my partners going on 30 years, and is very knowledgeable in this area, so we’re lucky to have him.

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