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Employee share plans paper

Published on 28 Aug 08

This paper highlights the tax implications for employees who receive awards under equity plans and the opportunity for tax savings. Topics covered include:

  • comparing the different plans that employers are using in the market place
  • why would an employee elect to pay tax in the year the awards are granted?
  • how to value an unlisted option
  • the capital gain implications when the shares are ultimately sold.

Author profile:

Julie Donnellan
Julie is an Executive Director in KPMG’s International Executive Services practice area, with many years experience with equity based compensation, expatriate and employment tax consulting. Julie advises national and international clients across most industry sectors on international employee share plans for both executives and employees and on other bonus and incentive arrangements. Julie is well versed in the needs of senior executives and relocating employees and has extensive experience advising on and offering effective and practical solutions to a range of complex expatriate tax issues. She has experience in the development and implementation of tax effective international remuneration packages, international pension and tax equalisation plans, double tax agreements and cross-border tax planning strategies. Current at 25 February 2009 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Julie DONNELLAN.

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