There are various tax incentives to encourage companies to consider an ESOP. This Brief discusses an employer’s ability to use tax deductible funds to service ESOP debt and the advantages of deductible cash dividends.
The ESOP Association
ESOP Association Resources
ESOP Brief, Dividends, 404(k), Resource
ESOP Brief, Tax Benefits, 1042, Dividends, 404(k), 409(p), Resource
S corporation election can result in substantial tax savings at the corporate level, but some factors may not make S election viable for all companies.
ESOP Brief, Tax Benefits, 1042, Dividends, Resource
A guide to the tax advantages of ESOPs for business planning including both C Corporation and S Corporation tax advantages.
ESOP Brief, Tax Benefits, 1042, Dividends, Why Sell to an ESOP, Resource
A summary of the mechanics and rules of the tax-free 1042 rollover and related matters.
ESOP Brief, Fiduciary Liability, Trustee, Prohibited Transaction, Self Dealing, Adequate Consideration, Breach, Resource
A guide to the ERISA rules all ESOP fiduciaries need to know to fulfill their obligations.