New York, NY, August 09, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Mr. Scott L. Beauchene, Director in Valuation Services Group of Grant Thornton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “IRC Section 409A: Deadline Looming - Are You Prepared?” This 2-hour event is scheduled for October 24, 2008, Thursday at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: (http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_409A.html)
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final 409A regulations regarding non-qualified deferred compensation plans (NQDC). IRS Notice 2007-86 extended the “good faith compliance” standard through December 31, 2008. The final regulations are effective January 1, 2009. Plan documents and the election of the time and form of payment of the NQDC must be completed by the end of this year.
The Knowledge Congress is bringing together a panel of experts who will share their expert opinions in a two-hour webinar. Discussions will include the best approaches in complying with the said Rules. A live interaction with the audience in a question and answer format is also included.
About Scott L. Beauchene
Scott is a Director in Grant Thornton LLP’s Valuation Services Group, Mr. Beauchene specializes in the valuation of public and privately-held equity, businesses and intangible assets for purposes of financial reporting and income taxes.
About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Through member firms in over 80 countries, including 50 offices in the United States, the partners and employees of Grant Thornton International Ltd member firms provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients around the globe.
For more information about Scott L. Beauchene and Grant Thornton LLP, please visit: http://www.grantthornton.com/
About The Knowledge Congress
The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webinars that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webinars to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.