Video included! 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 series explains the tax basics.
Video included! To maximize the opportunity of ESPP participation you must understand the tax impact. This article explains the tax treatment that applies when you meet the ESPP holding-period requirement, along with the taxation of nonqualified ESPPs, some ESPP tax-planning concepts, and the tax calculation using Form 3922.
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To maximize the benefits of your employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), you must understand the five key tax rules explained in this video. Illustrated by animated examples, the covered concepts include the special rules that depend on how long you hold the shares. Running time: 4:24
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.
Now let's look at the employee tax issues associated with employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs). ESPP tax rules can be more confusing and less logical than those that govern stock options.
After you decide to participate in your company's employee stock purchase plan, your next decision is whether to sell the stock soon after purchase or to hold it (and for how long). This article series examines different ways to participate in your ESPP according to relative risk tolerance, timeframe, and needs for money.