As a top executive in your company, your salary package includes both a base salary and deferred compensation, which is compensation that is set aside to be paid later. There are two types of deferred compensation: qualified deferred compensation (QDC) and non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC). Below are a few things it can be helpful to be mindful of with the different types of deferred compensation.
Is it possible you paid tax twice on your equity compensation and did not know it? If your CPA was calculating your tax liability of the 1099-B provided by the brokerage firm administering your equity compensation plan, the answer is yes.