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Questions tagged [employee-stock-options]

ownership of company given to employee, generally in start-ups instead of giving cash rewards. Also used by listed organisations as a mechanism for employee retentionship

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Optimal allocation to different employer plans to reduce tax bill in current year

I am a canadian citizen that work for a canadian employer and this is how my allocation to the various employer provided plans look. I read that I am required to pay taxes on the EPSP. Can someone ...
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ICO token vesting if I quit

I am part of a post-ICO company that awards me tokens as part of compensation. My employment contract only mentions that x amount of tokens would be vested over y years with no cliff/any other vesting ...
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Executing vested options : How much tax I need to pay

I am working at a startup in California, USA and I was given some options of the type ISO, with a four year vesting period. Very soon, I will complete one year and I would like to execute 1/4th of the ...
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Canadian citizen, working for a US-based company in Toronto. How will exercising my stock options work in terms of the IRS and the CRA?

I work for a US-based company, but in their Toronto, Canada offices. On a monthly basis, I receive some amount of stock options in the Private corporation, which is based in the USA. I can exercise ...
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Offer Letter: What does “option to purchase” shares mean?

This is the first offer I have got. I do not understand a word about stock options. Please explain this to me: Subject to the approval of the Company’s Board of Directors or its Compensation ...
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Accounting for monthly vested stock options as compenstation in GnuCash

I am working for a company that has recently gone public. Now I see a monthly accumulation of options vesting every month. I would like to account for these options as compensation in my accounts. ...
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Best financial model to proportionally distribute the company's income to all employees? [closed]

I plan to start a project of something "innovative". And among some of the parts of the project that I'm thinking about, it's in the term of how money (profits) should be distributed. The truth is, I ...
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How many times can I exercise a stock option?

I was granted an employee stock option about two years ago. Almost half of it has vested. The company I am with is doing very well. Every month a little more of my option vests. I have not exercised ...
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Stock Options in Exchange for Salary

I received an offer letter with with the option to convert part of the salary to stock options as per the below table. Base salary is ₪33K/month (Israeli Shekel). Be aware of '₪' vs '$' in some ...
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Is my 83(b) election still valid?

In 2016 I filed an 83(b) election for some ISOs I received as part of my employee compensation. I did not completely understand the 83(b) election when I made it, I still don't to be honest. There are ...
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If my ISOs are converted to NSOs, do I still have 90 days to exercise my vested options as ISOs?

Let's say I have a bunch of incentive stock options (ISOs) in a company that have vested but I have not exercised yet. If I were to leave the company, I have 90 days to exercise them with ISO tax ...
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Another word for this kind of 'Corporate Bond'?

I'm currently working at a company that was acquired in the not too distant past. The company is still relatively small and still has a "start-up" mentality in a lot of ways, for better or for worse. ...
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I sold my earned incentive stock options back to my employer - how is the money taxed?

I recently sold my vested incentive stock-options back to my employer (i.e. so rather than having to spend $20,000 of my own money to exercise my options and make very little paper gain initially, I ...
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Tax Basis and Bargain Element for Incentive Stock Option on Foreign Stock Exchange

The US company I work for recently went public, however the powers that be chose to do the IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). I am based in the United States. My stock option strike price ...
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How to know FMV of ISOs?

I'm researching when is best to purchase ISOs I've been vesting at a private venture-backed startup. My understanding is that when I exercise, AMT will trigger and I will have to pay those taxes based ...
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Does AMT affect cost basis of future capital gains?

Suppose I exercise 10k stock options for $1/share, and fair-market value is $2/share. Normally, taxes are deferred until when I sell them. And when I sell, the basis for capital gains is $1/share. ...
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Can the board of directors block a key employee from selling vested shares?

The shares are no longer restricted and are fully vested, and there are no upcoming announcements or other inside information that may affect the share price. It just smells like a conflict of ...
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AMT Tax on Company Stock Options

I must exercise approx. $100k in company stock options in the 1Q19 as they are expiring. My estimated 2019 income is $235k. Any advice on minimizing AMT tax of 28% on the est. $175k in profit when I ...
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Exercise a stock option in a US-based company as a non US tax resident

I'm given 1000 stock options (all vested) at $100 strike price per option. Current stock valuation is $1000 per share. As I understand, if I exercise I'll pay $100K out of my pocket and I'll also get ...
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Is there a reason to exercise a stock option as soon as it vests?

Background: I am currently employed by a start-up that, so far, is doing really well. As part of my contract, I have stock options that will come available on a typical vesting schedule. A quarter of ...
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Incentive stock options, tax lots, and long-term capital gains

I have shares of a company I got from exercising before the company went public. Some shares I've held for less than a year, some for more. I exercised all the options after holding them for a year. ...
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How to sell stock from a stock option exercise

First of all, I apologize for my complete ignorance. Aside from a short experiment trading stock on E*Trade, I have zero experience with stocks or investing. However, I worked at a startup and was ...
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What is the cost basis when selling shares received as part of an acquisition?

If I vested 100 options in StartupCo at a strike of $1 and I exercise then I will have paid $100 for those shares of StartupCo. If BigCorp acquires StartupCo and I receive $5 and .25 shares in ...
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Tracking employee stock option grants in GnuCash

I've been using Gnucash for a while now and I'm starting to feel like an accountant. :) Anyway, I've been interested in trying to map out employee stock option grants for a while to form a more ...
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Tax implications of U.S. company granting non-qualified stock options (NSO) to a non-resident?

I am a non-resident individual outside USA who has been granted a NSO stock option in a US start-up. I have an early access option on 10000 shares that vest until 2021. I am trying to understand if ...
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Can you keep exercised EMI options after leaving a company?

I'm fairly unknowledgeable regarding financial matters, so any help would be greatly appreciated. I have been granted EMI options with my current employer, half of which have vested. The company is ...
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What does “cashes in many of his Enron share options” mean?

I'm studying for an organisational subject and I was reading the following paragraph: August 2001 Jeffrey Skilling resigns after just six months; Ken Lay returns to day-to-day management of ...
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Why is there a significant disparity between 409A valuation and fair market value?

I'm at an interesting juncture where I have the opportunity to exercise some ISOs at a startup, and I'm somewhat confused at the disparity between the two valuations. In my case, I can exercise my ...
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How long is an informal stock purchase offer valid for?

I worked for a startup which I have since left but part of my employment package involved being given shares in the company. About 5 weeks ago I was sent a very informal email asking if I would accept ...
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Why exercise ISO/QSO early?

What advantage would there be to exercising incentive stock options early? I understand that for lowest US income taxes, you have to wait 2 years after excising to sell. But two years now vs. two ...
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Stock options value

I am looking for a new job and I received an offer for which I will initially get 10000 pounds of stock options. It is difficult to understand what their real value is and I cannot ask too many ...
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Incentive Stock Option (ISO) tax question - more specific this time

Here's the scenario: I live and work in New York City. On November 1, 2017 I get granted 80,000 ISO's that vest over four years (with a one year cliff). The strike price is $3. On November 1, 2018 ...
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Tax implications of exercising ISOs and using proceeds to exercise more ISOs

On November 1, 2017, I am granted 80,000 ISOs that vest over four years (with a one year cliff). The strike price is $3. On November 1, 2018, 20,000 of the options vest. The FMV has grown from $3 to $...
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Exercises of employee share options

Reading Atlassian's (TEAM) annual report for 2017, I came across the following sentence: Net cash provided by financing activities was $2.3 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 as a ...
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How does reporting AMT for shares later sold as long-term cap gain work? [duplicate]

I'm unsurprisingly confused: If I exercise ISOs in Jan 2017 and sell them in Feb 2018, how is income reported for AMT purposes and profit reported for cap gain purposes -- are BOTH reported on my ...
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Comparing stock purchase plans in offer letter

I have received two job offers both containing stock purchase options. Unfortunately, I have no clue what they mean and how to compare one with another. Company A: It will be recommended at the first ...
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Evaluating worth of ESPP (Startup)

I got an entry offer for an Engineering position: base salary 90K/y at a start up (around 50 employees, got good funding during the last year). The package includes an ESPP for 6000 stocks (1 year ...
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What happens to unvested RSUs when a public company is bought out by private firm?

This is kind of similar to the question in here but a bit specific to a particular situation. My company ( a public company ) was recently bought by a private company. In the agreement, it said all ...
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Do we always get back AMT money for stock options?

I'm thinking of early exercising my stock options. One of the reasons is that I won't have to pay alternative minimum tax (AMT) now (strike price is equal to fair market value). But from what I ...
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Payroll taxes on exercised stock options

The company I work for was recently sold. As part of the buyout, non-qualified stock options held by certain employees were exercised and sold immediately to the buyer. Since multiple employees were ...
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RSU taxation: when am I taxed, and how much?

My company has given me RSUs that will vest this year. I've done some searching on the web and can only find vague information about taxation of these. One site says that they're taxed when they're ...
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What should I do with my stock options?

First, assume I know all the regular disclaimers about seeking professional tax planning/CPA help. I have, but want to balance that with many second opinions :) I have the following vested, ...
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Options on sale of a Ltd Company

I have options in a Limited Fin Tech start up company. The options are based upon the company achieving profitability. It now appears likely that the company is to be acquired at a substantial price ...
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RSU stock vesting after separation from company

I left the company I worked for a month ago. I had a bunch of RSU (restricted stock units) due to vest after my final date of employment. I would have assumed I lose any un-vested stock including ...
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What is the total underpayment penalty for not paying AMT immediately?

I exercised options (ISOs) in a startup so I'll have to pay the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The amount is greater than $1000. (EDIT: the AMT will certainly be larger than my regular income) What ...
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Is there anything to do immediately after exercising stock options?

I'm at a startup and I just exercised my incentive stock options. I believe I'll need to pay the alternative minimum tax (AMT). Is there anything to be done this year or should I wait until tax ...
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Unwinding unvested shares bought at different prices when departing a company in California

My company repriced their options and the price dropped. Let's say the price went from $5 to $2 (not actual numbers). I'd early-exercised 75% of my grant at $5 and (later) exercised the remaining ...
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Benefits of offering employee purchasable stock options

My company is rolling out a stock options program for employees. We are not yet publically traded but I think an IPO is only a few years away. I was thinking about making a suggestion to management ...
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Perform exercise-and-hold AND exercise-and-sell-to-cover?

Suppose I was granted 100,000 shares of ISO stock in a startup in the US with a strike price of $1/share and current valuate of $1.25/share. These shares are 100% vested when I leave the company and I ...
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Could an ex-employee of a company find themself stranded with shares they cannot sell (and a tax bill)?

A NYTimes article says When employees leave start-ups, they often have the opportunity to buy stock that has been set aside for them at a low price. But if their start-ups have been successful, ...