The myStockOptions.com Tax Team
Learn how to report sales of stock on your tax return. Annotated diagrams of Form 8949 and Schedule D
help you make sense of the reporting rules.
Stock purchases made through an ESPP during a calendar year are reported to you and the IRS on Form 3922 early in the following year. This article explains what you need to know about the information on the form, and how the form can help you better understand the complexities of ESPP taxation.
An employee stock purchase plan can be a great benefit, but the rules and taxation are tricky. This two-part article presents six topics you must be familiar with to get the most from your ESPP. Part 1 covers enrollment, plan types, and offering/purchase periods.
Bruce Brumberg and Lynnette Khalfani
The 2014 tax-return season has the potential to be more confusing than most if you sold stock in 2013. Read this article for tips on reporting stock sales and on other crucial tax-return topics.
Your employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) may be one of the best benefits your company offers. However, to maximize its value, you must know its key dates and terms. This article explains the basics you need to know for your ESPP participation.
Your company's employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) can be a strong financial benefit, but the rules and taxation can be tricky. Part 2 delves into the complicated topics of holding periods, tax treatment, and the impact of various life events on your ESPP participation and holdings.
The stock-sale information provided by brokers on IRS Form 1099-B has changed. Cost-basis reporting, both for your broker on Form 1099-B and for you on your tax return, is now more complex, confusing, and vulnerable to errors. This article explains the crucial facts you must know to avoid overpaying tax or attracting unwanted IRS attention.
Your employee stock purchase plan may be one of the best benefits offered by your company. However, to appreciate the advantages of enrolling in the ESPP you must understand the tax consequences of participation. This article explains the tax basics.
Tom Davison and William Whitaker
The beginning of 2013 brought notable shifts in tax rates for people at higher income levels. Part 1 surveys the important tax changes and considers their impact on planning.
Part 1 looked at the basic structural elements and terms of employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs). Part 2 considers more advanced design concepts, including tax code limits and enrollment rules.
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Employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) can be designed in different ways and provided with various features that make them appealing to participants. Before you enroll in your company's ESPP, however, you should be sure to know the answers to the following questions...
An employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) is a type of stock plan that permits employees to use after-tax payroll deductions to acquire shares of their company's stock. Plans can have...
Companies make some information available voluntarily, while the reporting of other information is mandatory. Section 6039(a) of the Internal Revenue Code requires companies to send an information statement to employees who have exercised incentive stock options or have made purchases in a tax-qualified Section 423 employee stock purchase plan. ISO exercises are reported on IRS Form 3921. ESPP purchases are reported on IRS Form 3922...
Your company is required to file Form 3922 with the IRS and either give you a copy or present the same information on a substitute document. The form contains information about your purchases in your company's tax-qualified ESPP during the prior tax year. With this reporting, the IRS now knows more information about your ESPP purchases than it did before, particularly with regard to your...
If you sell ESPP shares in a qualifying disposition, you still...
With a tax-qualified ESPP, nothing appears on your W-2 until you sell the shares. In that year, income is reported in the following boxes of your W-2...
The gain from your ESPP purchase is totaled on the W-2 with other income in the following boxes...
You will need to gather certain information to complete your tax return. The broker will send you IRS Form 1099-B for the proceeds...
Your brokerage firm issues IRS Form 1099-B
by mid-February in the year following the year of sale. Form 1099-B is an important document that you must have to complete your tax return...
The new Form 8949 is where you now list the details of each stock sale on your tax return, while the revised Schedule D is where you now merely aggregate the column totals from Form 8949 to report your total long-term and short-term gains and losses. From our interpretation of the forms and their instructions, myStockOptions.com recommends the following reporting steps to avoid overpaying taxes...
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