The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans such as stock options, and ownership culture.
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This book explains the rules, uses, benefits, and other aspects of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). An ESOP is a benefit plan through which employees can become owners in their companies at no cost to themselves, at the same time that the company and its owners receive major tax benefits. ESOPs are commonly used to buy out owners of closely held businesses but have many other applications.
An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a powerful tool that can greatly benefit both employees and their employer. When an ESOP owns an S corporation, there many benefits, financial and otherwise. However, there are also various traps for the unwary. This publication describes some of these potential minefields and provides solutions to keep your ESOP and your company out of harm's way.
Many books discuss the tax and other aspects of equity compensation, but this one also focuses on helping decide what equity types to choose, and who should get how much and when. All too often, these and other issues are ignored or dealt with by guessing, applying rules of thumb, or applying an inflexible, ill-fitting approach. This book covers everything from stock options to phantom stock.
Over 10,000 U.S. companies have an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), an often misunderstood plan that can do everything from buying out the owner of a closely held company to divesting or acquiring subsidiaries. This book discusses how ESOPs work in both C and S corporations; valuation, financing, fiduciary, and other issues; the steps to create an ESOP; corporate performance; and much more.
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