This excerpt taken from the SIRI 10-Q filed May 11, 2009.
(13) Benefits Plans
We maintain three share-based benefits plans. We satisfy awards and options granted under these plans through the issuance of new shares. During the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2008, we recognized share-based payment expense of $20,179 and $22,262, respectively. For a summarized schedule of share-based payment expense, see the appended footnote to our unaudited consolidated statements of operations. We did not realize any income tax benefits from share-based benefits plans during the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2008, as a result of a full valuation allowance that is maintained for substantially all net deferred tax assets.