deferred compensation
deferred compensation n: current compensation (as wages or salary) deferred until a later time usu. for the purpose of investment (as in a retirement plan)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

deferred compensation
n.
Compensation that is taxed when it is received as opposed to when it is earned, such as contributions made by an employer to an employee’s retirement plan that are not taxed until the retirement funds are distributed.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


deferred compensation
An arrangement in which a portion of an employee's income is paid at a later date than the date when it is earned. In most cases, the primary benefit is the tax deferral on the deferred income.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Money & Taxes for Retirees
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Retirement Planning
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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