Deferred Compensation Revisited
18 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2007
The tax rules governing deferred compensation, codified at section 409A, are harsh and complex. The rules are focused on the least important policy considerations and overlook the most important. Professors Halperin and Yale suggest a different approach, one that would make the law simpler, fairer, and more effective.
Keywords: executive compensation, equity compensation, tax law, tax policy, corporate tax, corporate governance, tax shelters, tax avoidance, stock options
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