Our settlement processes are completed at the tranche level so that the appropriate expense is allocated for grants with variable accounting or modifications. For settlements of replacement grants, we include the unsettled deferred tax assets (DTA) from the applicable exchanged grants. For temporary and permanent DTA adjustments (for IRC § 162(m), lobbying, etc.), we provide separate reports so that ensuing impact calculations are easier.
Every period, Financial Intelligence provides a detailed DTA roll-forward for each grant. DTA is automatically adjusted (mark-to-market) due to employee mobility and tax rate changes.
The DTA roll-forward is reconciled to period expense and settlements and it acts as subsidiary detail for the equity compensation deferred tax assets carried on the balance sheet.