409A and Equity Compensation: Ripe for Reform

The New York Times has an informative article about Silicon Valley companies offering equity compensation (common stock or stock options) to employees while selling preferred stock to investors based on higher valuations. The title suggests this is a dirty secret, possibly a dirty practice. But the problem stems from a complex tax law that could punish workers with phantom taxable income (i.e., taxes owed when no cash is received). This is yet another area of tax law that is ripe for reform.

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