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Can contributions to a deferred compensation account be added to shareholder basis if the s-corp owns the account?

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No. The whole point of deferred comp is that it's funded with money the employee doesn't yet have (and hasn't paid income taxes on...). The money belonged to the corp both before and after the account was funded.

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No. The whole point of deferred comp is that it's funded with money the employee doesn't yet have (and hasn't paid income taxes on...). The money belonged to the corp both before and after the account was funded.

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