Tax treatment of executive compensation is designed to accomplish several complex policy concerns that range from encouraging performance-based compensation to encouraging the success of startups and to discouraging compensation in excess of certain amounts.

The most notable provisions of the tax code (Internal Revenue Code) which apply specifically to executive compensation are:

  • Tax Code §162(m) - Deductibility of Executive Compensation
  • Tax Code §409A - Deferred Compensation & SERPS

Prompt Response to Complex Tax Laws

Veritas Executive Compensation Consultants fully grasp the complexities of these tax laws, and provides your company with expert technical counsel in interpreting their impact on executive compensation program design. We respond promptly to changes in tax law, clarify securities law as well as provide accounting support.

Through our skilled guidance, you and your board of directors are assured of maximum tax deductibility of your executive compensation program—thus making it as efficient as possible for shareholders.

Veritas Executive Compensation Consultants Expert Tax Compliance Counsel

Veritas Executive Compensation Consultants also advise companies on plan documents, change-in-control arrangements and award agreements, and provides counsel, where appropriate, on:

  • Accounting Analysis (FAS 123r, etc.);
  • Change-in-Control Planning;
  • Incentive Plan Approval;
  • Securities Law Analysis (SEC, NYSE, NASDAQ, etc.); and
  • Tax Analysis (IRC 162(m), 409A, etc.).