The Latest 409A Release – A Document Correction Program


On January 5, 2010, the IRS released Notice 2010-6 (the "Notice"), which prescribes methods for correction of certain documentary failures to comply with §409A of the Internal Revenue Code ("§409A"). Section 409A is the Internal Revenue Code section that prescribes requirements that must be met by most nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and further provides that, if the requirements are not met, the deferred compensation will be included in income – and subject to an additional 20% tax – whether or not paid when it is no longer subject to "substantial risk of forfeiture."

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