Sarah Campbell in Taxnet Pro™ | Feds Delay New Tax Rules for Employee Stock Options
January 30, 2020
By Sarah Campbell, at McInnes Cooper
Employee stock option plans can be a valuable and versatile tool for corporations to attract, incentivize and retain talent. Their value can, however, be impacted by their tax treatment – and right now, the tax treatment of employee stock options is in limbo. On December 19, 2019, the Department of Finance announced the postponement of proposed new tax rules for employee stock option plans that would have subjected options granted on and after January 1, 2020 to less favourable tax rules. That means employers contemplating employee stock option grants still have the option of doing so under the current, and more favourable, tax rules – for now. In her article, Still an Option: Feds Delay New Tax Rules for Employee Stock Options, as published by Thomson Reuters’ Corporate Tax Centre on Taxnet Pro™ (PDF), McInnes Cooper Tax Lawyer Sarah Campbell explains why. If you have a subscription to Taxnet Pro™, you can read the article here. If you don’t have a subscription and want to see the subscription options, please go to http://www.gettaxnetpro.com/.
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