Thoughts on Final 409A Regs
Jason and I have written extensively about 409A – a new tax regulation for pricing stock options in private companies that both of us think is fundamentally absurd. For the past 24 months we’ve been dealing with draft regulations which have made the problem of figuring out how to deal with pricing stock options in private companies both ambiguous, time consuming, and unnecessarily expensive (at least if you want to conform to the draft rules.)
The final regs have been released and Jason has sacrificed his brain by reading through him. His comments are over at AsktheVC.