Tax Center Global Tax Guide / Glossary / Discussion / About Us
Register Log In
   Tax Center   
Reporting Company Stock Sales 2018 UPDATES!   
Form W-2 Diagrams   
Tax Changes 2003–2018   
NQSO Basics   
NQSO Withholding   
NQSOs: W-2s & Tax Returns   
ISO Basics   
ISO Withholding   
ISOs: W-2s & Tax Returns   
Restricted Stock Basics   
Restricted Stock Withholding   
Restricted Stock: W-2s & Tax Returns   
Section 83(b)   
ESPP Basics   
ESPP Withholding   
ESPPs: W-2s & Tax Returns   
SARs: W-2s & Tax Returns   
Global Tax Guide   
Annotated diagram of Schedule DTax errors can be costly! Don't draw unwanted attention from the IRS. Our Tax Center explains and illustrates the tax rules for sales of company stock, W-2s, withholding, estimated taxes, AMT, and more.

Tax Center: Section 83(b)

Can my company help me file my Section 83(b) election?

Yes. The IRS has allowed employers to file Section 83(b) elections for employees. You need to give your company power of attorney to enable them to do this for you. The tax treatment is not altered by the fact that your company files the election.

A survey in 2013 by the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) found that 26% of the responding companies will help with a Section 83(b) election if an employee wants to make it, and 52% provide employees with information about it.

Print this FAQ: Printer icon
Share this FAQ:
Share this article on LinkedIn Share this article on Facebook Share this article on twitter
Prior FAQ in list Return to list Next FAQ in list