NCEO 2019 – Employee Ownership Conference

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As the nation’s premier gathering on employee ownership, the NCEO’s annual conference provides an ideal opportunity to learn, network, and share your knowledge with others. Our 2019 conference will take place in Pittsburgh, PA (April 9–11, with preconference on April 8) and will build on the sold-out success of our 2018 conference in Atlanta, where […]

Department of Labor Wins Important ESOP Case

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An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a retirement plan that is permitted to invest some, or all, of its assets in employer stock. ESOP plans are often sponsored by small or mid-sized, closely held firms that are not traded on any public exchange or capital market. As such, there is no way of knowing if […]

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Recent Senate Hearing Reinforces Interest in Extending ESOP Tax Benefit to S Corporations

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The Senate Finance Committee in Congress held a recent hearing at the 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building titled: “Helping Americans Prepare for Retirement: Increasing Access, Participation and Coverage in Retirement Savings Plans.” Appearing as witnesses at the hearing were: Dr. Alicia Munnell Peter F. Drucker Professor of Management Science, Director Boston College Carroll School of […]

Proposed Legislation Favorable to S Corp ESOPs

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In a move that is pro employee ownership and positive for business, as well, lawmakers in both the House and Senate have recently re-introduced legislation to encourage the creation of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) in S Corporations. For some time, certain provisions in the ESOP rules have favored conversions of businesses operating as subchapter […]