Stock bonus plan

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Stock bonus plan

A plan used as an incentive that rewards employee performance with stock in the company.

Stock Bonus Plan

A system whereby an employer shares its profits with employees, particularly (but not necessarily) middle and upper management, by awarding stock in the company. The stock bonuses are given instead of, or in addition to, cash.
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It established legal status of employee stock ownership plans as an employee benefit and codified stock bonus plans under the Internal Revenue Code.
ESOPs are similar to employee stock bonus plans, with two essential distinctions: First, an ESOP is a qualified plan designed to invest exclusively in the employer's securities or one of its affiliates.
The maximum amounts an employer may deduct are explained at Q 385 for pension plans, Q 395 for profit sharing or stock bonus plans, and Q 422 for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).
ESOPs and stock bonus plans are qualified defined contribution plans similar to profit sharing plans.
Employees of public companies watched their personal wealth grow in restricted stock plans, stock bonus plans and qualified and nonqualified option plans, among many others.
For additional information on stock bonus plans, see "STOCK BONUS PLANS," below.
Section 401 plans include stock bonus plans, profit-sharing plans and pension plans.
The regulations give employees the option of applying their accrued paid time off to military leave or saving it until their return and govern contributions to and the administration of employee benefit pension plans, including profit sharing and stock bonus plans.
NUMBER OF PLANS AND EMPLOYEES; VALUE OF PLAN ASSETS Number of Number of Plans Participants Type of Plan (as of 2000) (as of 2000) ESOPs and stock bonus plans 11,500 8.
It can include profit-sharing and stock bonus plans.
The 401(k) plans allow employees to authorize their employer to withhold a certain percentage of their before-tax salary for investments such as qualified savings plans, stock bonus plans or profit-sharing plans.
Qualified stock bonus plans, such as the Gillette ESOP, are included in the definition of qualified retirement plans.