Exercising incentive stock options (ISOs) and holding the shares beyond the calendar year of exercise triggers the need for the alternative minimum tax (AMT) calculation. While you should consult a financial advisor, accountant, or tax lawyer about the AMT and your personal situation, this article details several strategies that experts often suggest.
Tax reporting with incentive stock options (ISOs) can be tricky. Learn what you need to report on your return at each stage of your ISO's life cycle.
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If you must pay the alternative minimum tax (AMT), the best move may be to increase income and pay even more AMT! Find out why by reading this surprising analysis.
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.
Featuring reverse vesting, early-exercise stock options are usually granted only by pre-IPO companies. The IRS regulations on ISOs increase risk in early-exercise options, making it crucial that you understand the tax treatment.
A trap awaits those who, after selling shares from exercised ISOs to avoid AMT, want to buy back the stock.
Puzzled by your Form W-2, 1099-B, 3921, or 3922? Need to report sales of stock on Form 8949 and Schedule D? Tax returns involving income from stock options or ESPPs can be confusing. Recent changes in IRS reporting rules haven't helped. This article explains errors and nasty surprises to avoid.
Learn about year-end planning for incentive stock options. This article includes ideas related to the alternative minimum tax.