Options Web Site Updates Tax Content

March 10, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The myStockOptions.com Web site has updated its content about the effects of recent federal tax law changes on stock compensation programs.

A news release from the Web site said the revised articles are in the site’s “Tax Center” and deal with the filing and reporting of tax returns that involve stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, and employee stock purchase plans.

According to the announcement, the updated content deals with:

  • stock compensation issues that draw IRS scrutiny,
  • key changes in the income exemption amounts for calculating the alternative minimum tax (AMT),
  • revised rules for using old AMT credits to help taxpayers stuck with ISO stock whose value has dropped,
  • the effect of stock compensation on any remaining eligibility to receive the 2008 tax rebate for individuals,
  • the complexity of estimated taxes,
  • netting capital gains and losses with company stock,
  • the impact of the deferred compensation provisions in IRC Section 409A, and
  • the effect of stock compensation on eligibility to receive the Making Work Pay Credit under the 2009 stimulus law.

Core articles and FAQs spell out the most common mistakes people make with stock grants on their tax returns, the announcement said.

More information is available at  mystockoptions.com  .