Updated for the latest changes in tax law, the tax-return content on myStockOptions.com can help people with stock compensation make sense of their tax returns and maximize their gains. Clear explanations and helpful diagrams show taxpayers how to avoid costly mistakes they cannot afford in an uncertain economy.
Brookline, MA, February 17, 2010 - For people with stock compensation (and their financial advisors), every tax season raises worries about making errors on tax returns that can lead to paying too much tax, penalties from the IRS, or even the ordeal of an IRS audit. In the current uncertain economy, the need to avoid expensive mistakes with tax returns has never been stronger.
The clear, concise, and easy-to-read content at myStockOptions.com can help. The website has all the answers on the filing and reporting of tax returns that involve stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, stock appreciation rights, and employee stock purchase plans. Core articles and FAQs spell out the most common mistakes people make with stock grants on their tax returns. Taxpayers and their advisors can quickly run through these to be sure they submit error-free returns. Annotated examples of Schedule D show exactly how to report sales of company stock. A fun, engaging podcast conveys key tips for tax returns, including errors to avoid.
"The tax reporting for stock compensation is complex," states Bruce Brumberg, Editor-in-Chief of myStockOptions.com. "Even accountants and tax advisors sometimes make mistakes. Our goal is to help employees and their financial or tax advisors realize the full potential of equity grants by educating them about tax rules and helping them prevent costly errors. The last thing taxpayers want, especially now, is to pay too much tax or incur IRS penalties that take yet more money out of their pockets."
More Than Just The Basics
The content on tax topics covers more than just the nuts and bolts of reporting and filing. The website's award-winning content covers the full range of tax topics that stock grant holders may need to be familiar with. These topics include:
Tax Center Makes Sense Of Reporting On Form W-2 And Schedule D
The hub of tax coverage on myStockOptions.com is the Tax Center. This part of the site includes FAQs that explain the reporting of stock compensation that employees receive on Form W-2. With clear annotations on the real IRS form, other FAQs show exactly how to report sales of company stock on Schedule D of Form 1040 (see the section Reporting Company Stock Sales).
"Employees understand concepts much better using the straightforward illustrations provided by myStockOptions.com," says one stock plan manager whose company has licensed the Tax Center to help its employees. "They find the tax information and annotated tax forms extremely helpful in simplifying the tax filing for stock trades. They are thrilled that this makes tax time easy." (For information on corporate services, see the relevant section below.)
Clear Answers For All Types Of Stock Grants
Using concise explanations and easy-to-follow annotated diagrams of the actual IRS form, detailed FAQs show employees, accountants, and tax advisors how to complete Schedule D ("Capital Gains and Losses") for a variety of situations involving sales of stock from:
These diagrams occur in the section Reporting Company Stock Sales, which answers a wide variety of questions, from basic to complex. Advanced reporting situations, all fully illustrated, include:
The answers to these questions are presented in plain English and clearly illustrated. In an additional benefit for subscribers, all Premium and Pro Members can contact the experts at myStockOptions.com if they have complex questions not answered on the site.
Pro Membership Gives Advisors A Crucial Edge During Tax Season
myStockOptions.com Pro is a special membership for financial advisors, CPAs, and other professionals who have clients with stock compensation. MSO Pro gives advisors full access to the whole website and special features in the tools, where they can track and model stock grants for up to 25 separate clients. Access to the vast library of content at myStockOptions.com puts answers to tough client questions right at advisors' fingertips. For more information, visit http://mystockoptions.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-734-1979.
Corporate Licensing Available
All the content on myStockOptions.com is ideally suited for licensing by companies and stock plan providers for their stock plan participants. A customized version of the website's award-winning content can be seamlessly woven into companies' HR, benefits, and/or compensation portals. Accessible through any internet browser, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, licensed content from myStockOptions.com lets stock plan participants answer their own questions about their stock grants whenever they need to learn more—saving time for the stock plan staff and costs for the company. For more information, visit http://mystockoptions.com, email email@example.com, or call 617-734-1979.
With exclusive articles, 750+ FAQs, the Tax Center, Global Tax Guide, an extensive glossary, and interactive tools, myStockOptions.com is the premier online resource of educational content, tools, and self-study courses on stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, stock appreciation rights, and employee stock purchase plans. myStockOptions.com is written and managed by leading experts in equity compensation, and is produced by a company with a long history of successful publications explaining complex legal and financial subjects in plain English.
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For more information, please contact Bruce Brumberg and Matt Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-734-1979.