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Receiving shares from your company can cause a lot of stress
14 Aug 2009

Originally Published by The TaxLetter Vol. 27, No. 8,  August 2009   www.adviceforinvestors.com

 

Know your options
Receiving shares from your company can cause a lot of stress

Eileen Reppenhagen

An email I received last month included several missives from pensioners with a rather thorny problem.

The tax treatment of employee stock option benefit plans and employee share purchase plans are causing a great deal of stress, especially when the employer no longer exists.

Employee stock options and share purchase plans are included in S. 7 of the Income Tax Act and explained in IT113 Benefits to Employees – Stock Options.

Employers sometimes compensate employees by allowing them to purchase shares in that company. Stock options may be ...

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