Wednesday, March 13, 2013

IRS Prevails in Court Case: Discounted Options Subject to 409A

From Benefits Notes Blog:

"I also found the case interesting because of the time periods involved and the role of the taxpayers in the stock issuance. The case involved actions taken during the 409A transition period, the period of time between January 1, 2005, when the statute became effective, and January 1, 2008, when final regulations became effective. During that transition period, employers and employees had a certain amount of leeway to fix arrangements that had not violated tax laws at inception but now were caught by the broad sweep of Section 409A."

Blog Post HERE

Court Decision HERE

Tuesday, March 5, 2013