were intended to provide a tax benefit to employees, when the post-exercise price declines, optionees can find themselves subject to huge AMT tax liabilities attributable to sometimes worthless stock.
The case for ISOs
is even more compelling for-start-up or other corporations with no current taxable income or substantial net operating loss carryovers, for which the unavailability of tax deductions upon the grant or exercise of ISOs
is less significant.
9000 registration may be a competitive advantage.
The key tax feature of an ISO
is that there are no regular income tax consequences when it is granted or exercised, although there may be alternative minimum tax (AMT) consequences.
In addition, the ISO
stock will have a higher basis for AMT purposes, so an adjustment is available on Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax--Individuals.
CTF was formed to address the growing ISO
AMT tax crisis, which is causing extreme financial hardship for tens of thousands of hardworking American families.
If exercising an ISO
makes the individual subject to the AMT, the comparative advantage of ISOs
to the executive is reduced.
Ensures fair and proportional tax rates for ISO
AMT taxpayers in both "up" and "down" economies;
The California ISO
is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation charged with managing the flow of electricity along California's open-market wholesale power grid.
Testifying recently before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, CTF Officer and founding member Nina Doherty detailed the inequities of the ISO
Taken together with the clarification of SMD, New England has a solid basis for assuring that the reliable operation of wholesale markets and the power system is not compromised in the transition to a single market," said Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO
Because of our geographic location, New York is in the center of the Northeast markets, with ISO
New England, PJM and IMO each on one of our borders.