Using Deferred Compensation Plans to Obtain Merger and Acquisition Advantages

January 12, 2018 When people think of deferred compensation plans (DCP), several words typically come to mind – “income deferral,” “saving for retirement,” “tax-deferred growth,” “tax-deferred earnings,” and, perhaps, even the words “non-qualified.” Deferring income and accumulating wealth on a tax-favored basis is traditionally thought of as making elections to defer salary, bonuses, incentive compensation, […]

Mezrah Consulting’s Recent Community Activities

November 2017 Autumn is a busy time at Mezrah Consulting, however, we still make time to support our community through sponsoring and participating in various charitable events. Below are two recent contributions that we have made to our local community and beyond. On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, The University of Alabama held its River Pitch […]

Creating Pre-Tax Severance Benefits

August 2017 When most people think about compensation, few think about severance as a form of compensation that they will ever receive. It is important to plan for all contingencies regardless of their likelihood.  Severance from employment can occur for a variety of different reasons unrelated to your performance including a corporate change in control […]

831(b)s: Under the Microscope

Captive International Magazine July 24, 2017 831(b) captive insurance companies have been under the microscope for six months as the Internal Revenue Service subjects them to the greatest possible scrutiny. What’s behind this sudden concern? US Captive investigates. The past year or so has not been a happy one for managers of 831(b)s captive insurance […]

Resurgence of Executive Benefits – Attracting and Retaining Executive Talent

April 20, 2017 Since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 corporations have looked to non-qualified plans to allow themselves to better attract and retain executive talent and provide for retirement and wealth accumulation plans beyond the limitations imposed by the federal government as it relates to qualified pension plans (e.g. 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, […]

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