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The Board was also concerned that many other Pilots may have been unfairly affected by the The information you provide through this survey is collected under the authority of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act (DESDA) for the purpose of measuring the performance of and continually improving the website. Please do not include sensitive personal information in the message box, such as your name, address, Social Insurance Number, personal finances, medical or work history or any other information by which you or anyone else can be identified by your comments or views.Because the backdated options’ strike price is lower than the market price on the actual grant date, the recipient has received something of greater monetary value (even if the options have not yet vested) than a correctly dated at-the-money option. Companies could reward executives with cash compensation or additional properly dated and priced incentive awards, including options, rather than engage in dubious backdating practices. It is clear that there must be reasons other than greed that have led so many to backdate executive options. Academics, regulators, and practitioners alike have tried to gain a better understanding of these incentives and the roles they have played in the backdating scandal; however, there is as of yet no consensus regarding the causes of backdating. This is problematic because policy, legislative, or regulatory changes are unlikely to be effective if the root causes are unknown. In 2008, the long-term capital gain rate for individuals in the lowest two tax brackets (currently 5% and 15%) was further reduced to zero. Untangling the causes of backdating will remain elusive unless each factor is considered in detail using evidence from different regimes. III 2009) (allowing carry forward for a credit for the prior year’s minimum tax liability that resulted from certain timing differences). D (illustrating in Example 4 the effect of AMT); see generally Francine J. 337 (2002) (providing a detailed discussion of the AMT and its application to ISOs). These reduced rates are currently effective until the end of 2012. 111-312, 124 Stat 3296 (extending reduced rates from the end of 2010 until the end of 2012). • The TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) imposes similar rules, though it allows an issuer to set the exercise price at a discount (ranging from 15% to 25%) from the market price, which is specified by the TSX-V.• Securities legislation generally requires insiders of reporting issuers to file a report on SEDI within ten days of any change in their direct or indirect beneficial ownership of or control or direction over securities of the issuer, including options.