The company i work for was recently bought out; as a result employees are being forced to sell company stock. Some of my ESPP shares are disqualified/Long Term Capital gains and some are disqualified/Short term Capital Gains.
Because this is a forced sale am i still required to pay and report taxes as if i had voluntarily sold them or is there an exception?
is there a way to avoid this..(e.g. roll them into a 401(k)).