Tax and Employee Share Schemes

Thanks cash99, that makes perfect sense, I'll check. For equities , an example of a popular and liquid asset, national and state legislation often has a large array of fiscal obligations that must be respected regarding capital gains. Waiting until the sale qualifies for the lesser long-term capital gains tax can save you hundreds, or even thousands. Archived from the original on Income tax calculator 2:

In addition, if you hold the stock for a year after you exercise -- and at least two years after the date you received the option -- then any profit is treated as long-term capital gains and taxed at a lower rate.

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Add the $1, option cost to the $4, spent on the shares ( times $15). Your basis in the stock is $5,, and your holding period begins on July 2, , the day after you acquire the shares. If you sell your option, things are simple. You have a capital gain or loss that is either short term or long term, depending on your holding period. In theory, stock options should fall under capital gains/losses like any other asset. This means that if you make money on the options you trade, your resulting capital gain is taxable and if you lose money on your options, you have a . Help us improve Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.