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ESPPs: Basics

Under my company's ESPP, do I pay commissions on the purchase of stock or on the sale of that stock?
Because companies usually pay all costs associated with administering ESPPs, you will probably pay no commissions on the purchase of stock under the plan. However, you are responsible for paying any commissions incurred on a sale of those shares.
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