Tax returns involving income from stock options or employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) can be confusing. Recent changes in IRS reporting rules haven't helped. This article explains errors and nasty surprises to avoid.
Tax returns involving income from equity comp and stock sales are prone to mistakes that can lead to overpaid tax, overreported income, IRS penalties, or even an IRS audit. Ouch. This article has insights from tax experts on how to avoid some of the most common errors.
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Understand the basic tax-reporting requirements of stock options. This article reviews what you need to report on your tax return.
Form 8949 and Sch. D diagrams! If you sold shares in 2021 that you acquired from equity compensation or an ESPP, you will need to report the sale on the federal tax return that you file in 2022. Learn here what you must know to avoid expensive mistakes and unwanted IRS attention. Our annotated diagrams of Form 8949 and Schedule D can help you make sense of the reporting rules.
Surprise! (Or maybe not.) Federal tax-return reporting has changed yet again for the 2022 tax season. For taxpayers who had income from stock compensation and/or company shares in 2021, this article presents key aspects of the Form 1040 tax return, its associated schedules and forms, and more details on changes for the 2022 tax season.
Learn the rules for reporting stock sales on your tax return, along with costly errors to avoid if the shares you sold came from stock options, restricted stock/RSUs, stock appreciation rights, or an employee stock purchase plan. Among other issues, you must understand your "cost basis" to avoid overpaying your taxes. Running time: 8:05.
Video included! 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.
This PowerPoint presentation explains the top 10 most frequently occurring errors involving stock compensation on tax returns and answers common questions about related tax topics.
The IRS tips its hand on what its agents look for in audits related to all types of stock pay to ensure compliance, whether by corporations or executives.