Tax returns involving income from restricted stock and restricted stock units (RSUs) can be confusing. The potential for mistakes has been increased by recent changes in IRS reporting rules. This article explains errors to avoid when reporting stock compensation and stock sales.
UPDATES! 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.
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Form 8949 and Sch. D diagrams! If you sold shares in 2020 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 2021. 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.
Presented by the editor-in-chief of myStockOptions.com, this engaging video covers the fundamentals of restricted stock, restricted stock units (RSUs), and performance shares to help you make the most of these grants. This video covers key concepts, such as vesting schedules and understanding your grant's value. Running time: 4:37
Restricted Stock Units
Restricted stock units (RSUs) are the most popular alternative to stock options, but they work very differently. Also, while grants of restricted stock and grants of RSUs are somewhat similar, they too differ in key ways, so it is important to understand RSUs in their own right. This article series explains the basic facts of RSUs, including vesting and tax treatment, that you must know to make the most of an RSU grant.
Receiving a grant of restricted stock or restricted stock units (RSUs) is a reason to celebrate. This article explains the value to you.
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