Savings from an employee stock purchase plan
can be applied to a variety of financial needs, such as a down payment for a home, a home improvement project, tuition payments or other life expenses.
The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kristin Taylor, Manager, Compensation & Benefits, BDO USA LLP, will speak at the Knowledge Congress' webcast entitled: "Understanding New Employer Reporting Requirements for Incentive Stock Option and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Live Webcast." This event is scheduled for August 2, 2011 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET.
For example, have stock purchase plans
had a major impact on the distribution of stock ownership in this country?
Alison Wright is a partner in the San Francisco/Palo Alto office of Baker & McKenzie LLP where her practice focuses on the tax, securities and ERISA aspects of executive and equity compensation (including nonqualified deferred compensation plans, stock compensation plans and employee stock purchase plans
) and of traditional employee benefit plans - including 401(k) and other retirement plans - health and welfare plans and cafeteria plans.
While the tax benefits associated with Incentive Stock Options (ISO) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan
(ESPP) are limited to the United States, other taxing jurisdictions provide favorable tax consequences for certain stock option income -- most notably, the United Kingdom and France.
For example, if your client acquired stock by exercising stock options, or even employee stock purchase plans
, it is possible that over a period of years, some of the stock will qualify and some will not.
Investing in stock through company-sponsored stock purchase plans
is one viable way to practice the principle of dollar-cost averaging.
The net effect of this announcement would be to reverse a 30-year tax policy of not subjecting incentive stock options (ISOs) and employee stock purchase plans
(ESPPs) to payroll tax withholdings.
Notice 2001-14 clarifies the issue of the assessment and collection of FICA, FUTA and income tax withholding on statutory stock options, which include both incentive stock options (ISOs) and employee stock purchase plans
(ESPPs), covered under Secs.
The survey of 113 U.S.-based public technology companies found that 84 percent have employee stock purchase plans
, versus 62 percent of companies in other industries.
83 (generally treating property received for services as income), and 421 through 424 (incentive stock options and employee stock purchase plans