Global Regulatory and Tax Update: August 2015

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding Canada, Austria, New Zealand, the United States and India.   Alberta tax rates Alberta has introduced tax rate brackets and raised income tax rates for individuals that earn more than $125,000 per year. Previously, all individuals in Alberta were subject to a 10%...

Tender Offers & Your 409A

Learn more about how tender offers have become the preferred tool for private companies looking to provide value to employees – without an IPO. Our experts, Kevin Swan, Steve Liu and Ryan Logue will walk you through main challenges that frequently arise with tender offers and 409A, and help you...

Global Regulatory and Tax Update: September 2015

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding France, India, Russia, South Korea and Thailand.   The Macron law, which we previously discussed in our December 2014 update, has finally been enacted on August 6 ,2015. The new regime amends the legal and tax requirements for qualified free share awards and...

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Accurate Option Expensing: It’s Not Just for Public Companies

As a growing private company, you likely understand the advantages (some say necessity) of granting stock options and other forms of equity compensation to employees and consultants. Equity awards attract talent, motivate staff to grow corporate value, and, with strategic vesting periods, they help retain the talent you need to...

Global Tax and Regulatory Update: February 2015

In this month’s update: Important changes in Australia, Kenya and Ireland, as well as a reminder about Germany. This regular feature is prepared by Solium GSP, Solium’s  tax and regulatory consulting service. Tax updates Australia Draft laws affecting the tax treatment of employee share schemes Our collaborating law firm in...

Global Regulatory and Tax Update: October 2015

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding France, Finland, the UK, Singapore and India. The Ministries of Finances and Budget have recently announced that a Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) tax withholding system will be implemented in France with proposed timings from 2016 onward and becoming fully effective as of 1 January 2018....

Option Pricing Models: Which One Is Right for You?

So, you’ve decided it’s time go through the formal process of calculating fair value for your equity compensation awards, and you’re trying to choose an appropriate pricing model. Around about now, you’re likely discovering that you haven’t exactly kept up on the latest accounting rules on stock option valuation. Fear...

Go Dynamic! A Forfeiture Rate Comparison

  When companies issue stock awards, they’re required to recognize the expense for each grant. In doing so, they must take into account the number of forfeitures they anticipate. This estimate is based on historical forfeiture activity analysis and is expected to change over time as continued analysis is done....

Global Regulatory and Tax Update: November 2015

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding Belgium and the United States. Tax updates     Belgium   The Belgian government have recently agreed the 2015 and 2016 budget with measures effective from 1 January 2016, unless Parliament passes them sooner. The highlights are: Employer social security contributions will be...