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.
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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.
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.
UPDATES! Tax returns involving income from stock options or ESPPs can be confusing. This article explains common errors to avoid when reporting stock compensation and stock sales on your tax return, with specific guidance for stock options and ESPPs. For more tax-return insights, see the articles and FAQs in our Tax Center.
Learn about year-end planning for incentive stock options. This article includes ideas related to the alternative minimum tax.