nonqualifying stock option

Nonqualifying stock option

An employee stock option that does not satisfy IRS qualifying rules and therefore is liable for taxation upon exercise .
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Nonqualified Stock Option

Any employee stock option that does not meet with IRS requirements for preferential tax treatment.
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nonqualifying stock option

An option to purchase stock that does not meet certain requirements established by the Internal Revenue Service for favorable tax treatment. Acting on a nonqualifying stock option results in taxable ordinary income on any gain made during the year the option is exercised.
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