The Business-Charity Connection

As our readers know, this blog is dedicated to addressing the tax-related business and succession planning issues that are most often encountered by the owners of a closely held business. Occasionally, however, we have crossed over into the space occupied by tax-exempt charitable organizations inasmuch as such an exempt organization (“EO”) may

Closely-held businesses often rely heavily on a small group of key employees to help their businesses succeed.   Given the value of these key employees to the business, it is not uncommon for the business to offer them certain types of additional executive compensation, in addition to standard base salary and participation in typical employee welfare