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Earn-Outs Income Taxes

Taxing the Earnout

by Smith Anderson on

Agreements for the sale of privately-held companies often call for part of the purchase price to be paid in the form of an earnout. The earnout provision requires the buyer to pay an additional amount in purchase price after...more

Another Look at U.S. Federal Income Tax Treatment of Contingent Earnout Payments

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The sale of a company in an M&A transaction often involves consideration to the selling shareholders that is deferred and contingent on subsequent events in the life of the company, such as the post-acquisition performance of...more

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