MC Briefcase: Market Update – Is This a Sign of Further Declines to Come?

February 2018 With 1000 point swings in the Dow Jones becoming commonplace over the past few weeks, many investors are asking themselves, “What has changed and is this shift a sign of further declines to come?” Let’s explore some of the factors behind the roller coaster ride of 2018 (so far) – How severe is a […]

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 […]

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