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IRS Releases Clarifying 162(m) Regulations

The IRS recently released final regulations clarifying two aspects of the “performance-based compensation” exception to the $1,000,000 limit on deductible compensation paid to covered employees under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. Proposed regulations issued in 2011 provided that in order to qualify awards as “performance-based compensation” a shareholder approved equity plan must specify […]