Tax and Compliance Reporting – Our valuation experts help effortlessly manage your tax and compliance valuation requirements such as 409a, for estate & gift tax, and for litigation support
Section 409(a) of the Internal Revenue Code provides that a stock option granted under a nonqualified deferred compensation plan that has an exercise price equal to less than the fair market value of the stock as of the date of the grant constitutes taxable deferred compensation. A third-party valuation can be an important part of the proper structuring of stock option plans so that negative consequences are avoided. A 409A valuation provides a company with a report that states a suggested value for the company’s common stock. The purpose of finding this value is for the company to issue deferred compensation to employees at fair market value, which includes issuing stock options with an exercise price at fair market value. Newer companies that issue deferred compensation often have complex equity structures with varying classes of stock. Often, complex methods are required to value common stock in the context of diverse capitalization
Estate planning is the process of transferring assets, money, and property to subsequent generations. Assets can be transferred when the donor has passed away or is still alive. When the donor is still alive, the transfer is referred to as a “gift”. Any assets transferred in the gift & estate process must be assigned a value for tax purposes. Many of these assets do not have a readily available market value, which means the market value must be derived from other means. Valuations for gift & estate purposes are similar to other tax-related services where the fair market value of the asset in question must be determined. We perform valuation services for estate and gift tax purposes. Examples of business interests valued for estate and gift tax purposes include Closely-held Corporations, Restricted Stock, Partnerships and LLC’s, Family limited partnerships (FLP’s), and Stock Options and Other Derivatives
Entity conversion occurs when a business entity decides to convert to a different type of entity, such as a C corporation becoming a limited liability company (LLC). When transitioning from one type of legal structure to another, companies must undergo a tax obligation.
Fairness Opinions, Solvency Opinions, Analysis & Solvency Tests.
We perform various litigation related support services for our clients which include collating case law references, drafting responses, pleadings and correspondences, maintaining documents, etc.