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What is the tax treatment of ESPP shares at death? This is premium content

The tax treatment of sales by your estate depends on whether you or the estate purchased the shares. Death is considered a qualifying disposition of the shares, regardless of how long you have held the shares. If you purchase the stock but die before its disposition, you have...
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