Can my company help me file my Section 83(b) election?
Yes. The IRS has allowed employers to file Section 83(b) elections for employees. You need to give your company power of attorney to enable them to do this for you. The tax treatment is not altered by the fact that your company files the election.
A survey in 2013 by the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) found that 26% of the responding companies will help with a Section 83(b) election if an employee wants to make it, and 52% provide employees with information about it.