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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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Nonqualified deferred compensation plan FAQs for employers

Before implementing a nonqualified deferred compensation plan, employers should consider the benefits and tax and compliance consequences.

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Operating nonqualified deferred compensation plans FAQs for employers

Throughout a plan’s life cycle, employers should consider whether their plans remain compliant and aligned with the organization’s goals.

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How well do you understand your equity compensation options?

Equity compensation plans can provide powerful incentives. Learn the various plans available and how they can meet your compensation goals.

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Frequently asked questions about restricted stock

What is restricted stock and how does it affect taxes for employers and employees? Find out more about this executive compensation option.

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IRS TE/GE division releases new compliance initiatives

Eight new initiatives, affecting exempt orgs, employee plans and tax-exempt bonds, added to IRS Compliance Programs and Priorities website.

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Final regulations implement TCJA changes to section 162(m)

The final regulations implement the amendments made to section 162(m) by the TCJA and largely mirror last year’s proposed regulations.

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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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