Accounting & Tax
Credit & Capital
Risk & Compliance
A Creative Way to Reduce Execs’ Taxes on Equity Pay
Law firm promotes a method for corporations to structure restricted stock awards so they are taxed at capital gains rates rather than ordinary income.
CBO Gives Mixed Verdict on $15 Minimum Wage
A hike in the minimum wage to $15 per hour would boost the income of 17 million workers but could also lead to the loss of 1.3 million jobs, the CBO says.
Tax on Nonprofits Could Snare Companies, Too
A new excise tax on executive pay at tax-exempt entities may also apply to their affiliated for-profit companies, IRS guidance suggests.
Banking & Capital Markets
Sears Owner Seeks to Opt Out of Severance Payments
Eddie Lampert had promised to pay $43 million to former workers.
Do Clawbacks Cause as Many Problems as They Prevent?
While penalties for erroneous financial reporting may spur achievement, they also may lead executives to cover up their mistakes, study suggests.
Salary Growth for Finance Professionals Slows
Executive and management-tier finance professionals got smaller raises in 2018, but finance staff received slightly bigger boosts.
Investor Group Petitions for Better Exec Comp Disclosure
The investors want companies to better explain in proxies their use of non-GAAP metrics for determining executive compensation.
Uber Drivers Plan Strike Ahead of IPO
Drivers for Uber and Lyft will turn off their apps to protest low wages.
CEO Stock Options Drive Income Smoothing
Smoothing tends to serve a good purpose where the CEO's pay mix leans toward stock grants, but not where option grants predominate, a new study finds.
For Management Accountants, Gender Pay Gap Is Closing
There's reason for hope that the gender pay gap among management accountants will in time narrow much further.
CEO Pay Ratio Rule Is ‘Disclosure by Soundbite’
New academic analysis pulls no punches, calling the ratio "lacking in accuracy, difficult to interpret, and incomplete."
Female Pay Discount Doesn’t Go to the Very Top
At large companies, male CFOs tend to earn more money than their female counterparts. The opposite is true for chief executives.
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