Section 409A is a section of the United States Internal Revenue Code enacted in 2004 as part of the American Jobs Creation Act and applies to compensation that a worker earns in one year, but that is paid in a... more +
Section 409A is a section of the United States Internal Revenue Code enacted in 2004 as part of the American Jobs Creation Act and applies to compensation that a worker earns in one year, but that is paid in a future year. If deferred compensation meets the requirements of Section 409A, then the earner's tax liability is the same as it would be for other types of compensation. If deferred compensation does not meet the requirements of Section 409A, then the earner is subject to certain additional taxes.
Tax rates for highly compensated individuals will increase in 2013, perhaps substantially. This is due in part to:
- Possible expiration in 2013 of the Bush tax cuts, resulting in increases in the highest marginal tax...more
Many employment agreements, especially those for high-level executives, provide severance pay upon a change in control or a termination without cause, but only if the employee signs a release of claims. The IRS has noted that...more
Employers should review plans and agreements subject to Internal Revenue Section Code 409A before the end of 2012. That’s when transitional relief afforded by the Internal Revenue Service expires for deferred compensation...more
This article discusses the traps for the unwary created by Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 409A”) with respect to current trends in change-in-control compensation for public company executives and the...more
Many of us here in startup land are hoping that the President’s Startup America Initiative is for real. For me, success means that the initiative will meaningfully simplify the legal and regulatory landscape in which startups...more
On November 30, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2010-80, which modifies its prior Notice 2010-6 (generally providing transitional relief for documentary corrections under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A...more
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