A basic guide summarizing the unique benefits Employee Stock Ownership Plans offer to owners, employees, and communities. This ESOP Brief is available to the public as an informational resource.
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Resource, ESOP Brief, ESOP Benefits, Succession Planning, Tax Benefits, Financing, Leveraged ESOP, Diversification
ESOP Brief, Dividends, 404(k), Resource
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.
ESOP Brief, Distributions, Put Option, Resource
A guide to the rules surrounding ESOP distributions including an overview of The Put Option.
ESOP Brief, Leveraged ESOPs, Non-leveraged ESOPs, Financing, Resource
This Brief describes common accounting practices for non-leveraged and leveraged ESOPs.
ESOP Brief, ESOP Plan Design, Repurchase Obligation, Resource
A summary of the key steps involved in designing and implementing an ESOP for a privately held company.
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, Tax Benefits, Leveraged ESOPs, ESOP Financing, Resource
A broad overview of the unique characteristics and advantages of ESOP financing as compared with conventional debt financing.
ESOP Brief, Culture, Productivity, Resource
Why should you consider employee ownership in your company? Does it work? What are the advantages? These questions and more answered in this ESOP Brief.
ESOP Brief, KSOPs, 401(k), Resource
A summary of how ESOPs and 401(k) plans can work together to benefit the employee owner and the employer.
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.