Employee stock options

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Motley Fool  Jun 22  Comment 
If your company's stock performs well, your stock options could be worth more than you think.
Motley Fool  Jun 9  Comment 
Workers who are fortunate enough to get stock options face some complex tax issues. Get the answers you need here.
Forbes  Dec 7  Comment 
With the holidays in full force, it seems kind of awful to think about taxes for your employee stock options, right? Perhaps so. But there could be some nice savings for 2016. Besides, employee stock options have a big-time tax component and are...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 20  Comment 
Market regulator SEBI today proposed a new set of regulations for employee stock options, wherein certain restrictions imposed on companies for award of such allotments to staff members could be e...
Forbes  Feb 7  Comment 
The IPOs of Zynga and LinkedIn have created roughly $16.7 billion in market value. Assuming that about 20% of the equity went to rank-and-file employees as stock options, the amount of instant wealth could be more than $3.3 billion.
The Economic Times  Jul 14  Comment 
At a time of major talent crunch and concerns about employability, new forms of employee stock options (Esops) are being used to lure and retain the best performers in organisations.
Think in Trading  Oct 13  Comment 
You may have heard the mention about employee stock options quite a few times, but may have wondered what these are exactly and how you as a common employee can actually benefit from it. Let us learn




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Call options are often granted to employees of a company as part of their compensation package. Employee stock options act as incentives for employees to create value for the company in order to benefit from capital appreciation of the company's stock value.

Types of Employee Stock Options

There are 2 main types of employee stock options: Incentive stock options (ISOs) and Nonqualified stock options (NSOs).

Incentive stock options or ISOs: Employee stock options that allow the employee to defer paying a tax on the unrealized profits until the shares bought with the employee stock options are sold. The company issuing Incentive Stock Options (ISOs) do not receive a tax deduction.

Nonqualified stock options or NSOs: Employee stock options that requires the employee to pay a tax on the unrealized profits in the shares bought with the employee stock options. The company issuing Nonqualified Stock Options (NSOs) recieves a tax deduction on those unrealized profits.

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