I own the building—how much rent do I pay myself?
It isn't uncommon for a veterinary practice owner to own the hospital building—in which case, said party pays rent to her or himself. But how much? Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Gary Glassman, CPA, has a standard formula to determine what's fair, although it might not be what you think.
"Many people look at their rent cost [as] a percentage of the gross revenue of the practice, but that's truly not the right way to set the rent," Glassman says.
Instead, Glassman points to a "triple net lease" scenario wherein the tenant pays for utilities, insurance and property taxes. In such an arrangement, the landlord aims for a 10 percent return on investment, "based on the fair market value of the property."
Here's his example: "If my practice building was worth $1 million, then at 10 percent I would basically pay $100,000 in rent per year, divided by 12 and that would become my monthly payment," he says.
Monthly payment to yourself. Enjoy.
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