Understanding IRC 409A Valuations


Avoid costly mistakes, and unnecessary penalties for employers and employees.


Learn to navigate the perilous waters of IRC Section 409A.

If 409A rules are violated, employers could face non-compliance penalties and administration costs and employees could face a 20% excise tax and other taxes such as interest on prior underpayments. Employees could get hit with big taxes on income that hasn’t even been received yet, creating huge cash flow issues that an employer may need to offset. Come learn about 409A and how to stay on top of it.

Gain understanding of:

  • What is 409A and how is it significant to employers and employees
  • A basic understanding of taxation of stock options and deferred compensation
  • Why you might need a 409A valuation and risks of 409A audits and non-compliance
  • The basic methodologies used to value a company

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