Learn about stock options, restricted stock, and employee stock purchase plans—all of which are types of non-cash compensation that companies offer employees to allow them to partake in ownership of their firm.
Restricted stock awards are typically taxed using their value on the vest date, but you can opt to use the value on the grant date instead. Here's what to consider before you perform a so-called Section 83(b) election.
Whether it's stock options, restricted stock, an employee stock purchase plan, or some other form of equity compensation, most companies offer this vital benefit to employees. But once you have it, what should you do with it?
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