Tax errors can be costly! Don't draw unwanted attention from the IRS. Our Tax Center explains and illustrates the tax rules for sales of company stock, W-2s, withholding, estimated taxes, AMT, and more.
Year-end is a key time for financial and tax planning with stock comp and company shares. This article presents actionable ideas to consider. They include multi-year planning with equity compensation that considers income thresholds which may trigger higher tax rates for option exercises or sales of vested stock.
Amid stock-price volatility and declines, year-end planning for equity comp and company shares can be trickier than usual. This article presents ideas from three financial and tax advisors on year-end and year-start strategies for down and volatile markets.
Harvesting capital losses to offset capital gains on your tax return is a popular year-end strategy. But watch out for wash sales, which can tangle up your tax planning. This article explains what you need to know to avoid this tax trap.
NEW! Tick tock. Time is running out for year-end financial and tax planning. This article presents year-end insights from three leading financial and tax advisors with expertise in planning for stock compensation.
Podcast included! When you think about year-end financial and tax planning, don't forget to review shares acquired through an employee stock purchase plan. This article outlines issues and strategies to contemplate.
Podcast included! Understand the core concepts in year-end tax planning for stock options, restricted stock/RSUs, and company stock. Topics in Part 2 include the alternative minimum tax, donations and gifts of stock, and capital gains strategies.
Nonprofit organizations and charities appreciate donations of shares as much as gifts of cash, and most large nonprofits are experienced in accepting stock donations. This article presents the essentials, including taxation, that you need to know when you are contemplating charitable donations of shares acquired from stock options, restricted stock/RSUs, or employee stock purchase plans.
The tax reductions of the past few years have brought both good and bad news for holders of incentive stock options. While you may have lower capital gains rates when you hold the shares long enough after exercise, it is harder to avoid the risks of the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and to fully recover any AMT credit.
Updated annually, this PowerPoint presentation provides a timely overview of year-end financial-planning topics for stock compensation, including points of importance for employee education and for financial advisors.
The vesting and the sale are separate transactions and generate different types of income. Unless you made an 83(b) election to be taxed at grant, you were first taxed on the stock's value at vesting, which created ordinary income to you. With restricted stock units (RSUs), taxation occurs...
One strategy for minimizing AMT is to spread out the exercise of ISOs over multiple years. Following the calculation steps outlined in this FAQ, you can determine what is sometimes called your AMT cushion or crossover point...
When you are intermittently subject to the AMT, tax advisors suggest different planning ideas on shifting income and deductions. You have much less flexibility in your planning when you project paying AMT for the next several tax years. A basic plan is to...