26 CFR 1.162-27 - Certain employee remuneration in excess of $1,000,000.

This limit can apply to these types of awards only or to all types of stock-based awards, whether or not they are intended to qualify as performance-based compensation under Section m. The repeal of the performance-based compensation exception eliminated this requirement. Login Register Follow on Twitter Search. In addition, companies should consider whether the performance goals applicable to grandfathered, but not yet granted, awards may need to be submitted for shareholder approval for example, where a company has committed to granting an award upon shareholder approval of a new equity plan. It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. With respect to stock-based compensation, some public companies took the position that this requirement was met by virtue of stockholders approving a share reserve under a plan with a stated term.

Other companies that qualified their bonus plans when Section (m) first took effect may have forfeited that qualification by failing to renew shareholder approval of the plan. or otherwise violating the requirements of Section (m).

Overview of Changes Under Code Section 162(m)

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The IRS has proposed Treasury Regulations that clarify the performance-based compensation exception under Section (m) of the Internal Revenue Code, which generally precludes a deduction by any publicly held corporation of compensation paid to certain high level employees to the extent the compensation exceeds $1,, Stock options and stock appreciation rights (SARs)—treated as performance-based under (m)—had to be issued with the exercise price at least equal to fair market value to qualify as performance-based. As a result, stock options and SARs granted under a plan without an individual per-employee limit on or after June 24, , will not qualify as performance-based compensation under Section (m). Following is a more detailed description of the clarifications made under the final regulations.