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Proxy Tabular Disclosure

Meridian explains tabular disclosures required in proxies, with annotated examples.

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The Basics Overview In 2006, the SEC dramatically changed proxy disclosure requirements. Six required tables provide a quantitative picture of companies’ executive pay in the prior one to three years. Companies must generally disclose compensation amounts for the top five…

Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

Meridian answers your questions about nonqualified deferred compensation.

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Overview A nonqualified deferred compensation plan represents an unsecured promise by an employer to pay compensation to an employee at a future date. Such a plan is not subject to the complex rules under ERISA that are applicable to tax-qualified…

Taxation of Deferred Compensation under IRC Section 409A

Meridian breaks down the complicated tax regulations surrounding nonqualified deferred compensation.

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The Basics What is the rule? Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code establishes a complex regime for taxation and regulation of nonqualified deferred compensation. Who does it apply to? The reach of Section 409A is extensive, as it applies…