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I have options to purchase stock in a S Corp. Is there any tax advantage to exercising those options at least one year prior to a sale of the company for capital gains tax purposes or does concept not apply to the sale of a private company?

  • May be relevant: If the company is sold, would you retain your shares or would the buyer also buy up all existing shares? – TTT Sep 19 at 15:38
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    For the question my assumption was the the buyer would buy up all existing shares – Jon Birch Sep 19 at 15:44
  • OK, just making sure. (Because you might not owe any capital gains tax otherwise at the time of sale.) – TTT Sep 19 at 15:47

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