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Board Director Compensation

Director compensation packages generally include an annual retainer, per meeting fees and annual stock options or stock grants. Annual director remuneration has steadily risen due to the complexity of board governance and increased regulation. Usually, a figure equivalent to 20-25% of the retainer is used to determine the amount of stock options paid to a […]

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Liability Insurance for Board Directors

An important consideration when joining a board is Director & Officer liability insurance, commonly known as D&O insurance. Public companies purchase D&O insurance to protect directors and officers from the chance of getting sued by stockholders, vendors, competitors and other parties. These lawsuits can arise if directors or officers are accused of violating their duties […]

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Filing Your Taxes as a Board Director

As a director, your fees are not considered employee wages or a salary (W-2). Instead, the IRS considers you to be an independent contractor and your income is reported on Form 1099-MISC in Box 7 (Nonemployee Compensation) and this is what you will use when you file your Form 1040 (Schedule C). Because your company […]

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