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Pre-IPO: Going Public

Pre-IPO Company Employees: Their Stock Option Tax Dilemma This is premium content

Bruce Brumberg
The biggest surprise for employees with stock options at pre-IPO companies is often the amount of taxes they need to pay when their company goes public or is acquired. When they exercise their options after the IPO or as part of the acquisition, selling the stock at the same time, a large chunk of their proceeds goes to pay federal and state taxes. This article looks at ways to reduce this tax burden.
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