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Ten Minute Guide to Employee Stock Option Purchase Plans by Ken Little

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Chapter 9. Taxes and Options

In this lesson, you will learn some of the basics about the taxes that apply to employee stock options.

Tax Warning

This chapter is a general discussion about taxes and employee stock options. Please don't consider it expert advice on tax matters.

I will cover the general principles that apply in most cases. However, as I am sure you are aware, the tax code is very complicated. You should always consult a tax professional with specific questions about your particular tax situation.

This chapter also deals strictly with stock options and unrestricted stock. If you receive stock through an employee stock option plan that has any restrictions on it, please consult a tax professional. The tax rules for restricted stock ...

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