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Nonqualified Plans

Nonqualified plans are often used as an important tool to attract and retain executives and other key talent. In addition to helping with recruitment and lowering turnover, these plans can also be used to motivate performance.     

However, understanding the tax and regulatory implications of various nonqualified plans is vital in avoiding compliance issues. Learn more on our perspective related to executive and incentive compensation.

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9 frequently asked questions about phantom stock plans

RSM identifies nine frequently asked questions (FAQs) about phantom stock plans, an incentive compensation tool.

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Frequently asked questions about stock options and tax implications

These Frequently Asked Questions will help you understand the stock options you have been granted and their tax consequences.

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Proposed regulations address exempt organizations' excess compensation

Section 4960 proposed rules add examples and clarity while generally following interim guidance and providing taxpayer-friendly exceptions.

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IRS answers questions on tax-exempt executive compensation

The IRS released Notice 2019-09 providing guidance to assist taxpayers in implementing new executive compensation rules under section 4960.

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Nonqualified deferred compensation plan FAQs for employers

When setting up or managing nonqualified deferred compensation plans, employers should consider several key questions.

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General equity compensation valuation rules for private entities

Private employers must determine fair market value of equity for employee compensation purposes under general tax rules.

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Executive compensation structure in a competitive market

Effective executive compensation structuring requires a strategic mix of components and metrics closely aligned with your goals.

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