14 Ways to Reduce Stock Option Taxes

Depending on the type of stock options you are granted (ISOs vs NSOs), the stage of your company (early vs late), and your employment status (new hire, employed, or departed), there are a number of ways to reduce potential stock option taxes. From taking advantage of specific IRS filings to simple tips and tricks, you can potentially reduce your stock option exercise taxes significantly.

The below list is a compilation of 14 different methods:

If you hold employee stock options or restricted shares in a private company funded by institutional venture capital, feel free to contact us at the Employee Stock Option Fund for more information on how we can assist you. By doing so, you can not only avoid the risks associated with investing directly in a startup but possibly improve your taxes as well. For specific tax related support related to stock option exercises, please contact Scott Chou.

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