Your employee stock purchase plan may be one of the best benefits offered by your company. However, to appreciate the advantages of enrolling in the ESPP you must understand the tax consequences of participation. This article series explains the tax basics.
To maximize the benefits of your employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), you must understand the five key tax rules explained in this video. Illustrated by animated examples, the covered concepts include the special rules that depend on how long you hold the shares. Running time: 4:24
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Stock purchases made through an ESPP during a calendar year are reported to you and the IRS on Form 3922 early in the following year. This article explains what you need to know about the information on the form, and how the form can help you better understand the complexities of ESPP taxation.
To maximize the opportunity of ESPP participation you must understand the tax impact. This article explains the tax treatment that applies when you meet the ESPP holding-period requirement, along with the taxation of nonqualified ESPPs, some ESPP tax-planning concepts, and the tax calculation using Form 3922.
Now let's look at the employee tax issues associated with employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs). ESPP tax rules can be more confusing and less logical than those that govern stock options.
In Part 4 we consider the taxation of employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) that are not qualified under Section 423, and the tax issues of down markets, death, and withholding.
The final rules clarify and consolidate a tangle of proposed, temporary, and final regulations, as well as other guidance, that governed the taxation of ISOs, including rules for disqualifying dispositions.
The final rules clarify and consolidate a tangle of proposed, temporary, and final regulations, as well as other guidance, that governed the taxation of ISOs, including rules for the $100,000 ISO limit.
The Global Tax Guide explains the taxation of equity awards in 43 countries: stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, stock appreciation rights, and employee stock purchase plans. The country profiles are regularly reviewed and updated as needed. We do our best to keep the writing lively.