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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Schnider: Are ISOs Dead Because of the AMT?

Tax AnalystsBruce J. Shnider (Minnesota) has published Are Incentive Stock Options Dead?, 127 Tax Notes 913 (May 24, 2010):
Because gain attributable to incentive stock options (ISOs) is subject to the alternative minimum tax, the apparent tax advantage is lost. As a result, companies may decide to use only non-ISOs.
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This is news?
My company stopped issuing ISOs in 1996.
Then they stopped issuing stock options all together in about 2003, when the accounting rule changed.

Posted by: EvilDave | May 29, 2010 8:17:52 AM