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Can I Obtain Capital Gains Treatment On My Stock Options?

Employees or other service provider stock option recipients (“optionees”) frequently have the following question: Is there a way for me to obtain capital gains treatment on my stock options? The short answer is: Not without some pain and difficulty. Stock … Continue reading

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Do I Need To Worry About Triggering Taxes in Forming a Company?

It is very common in the formation of a company for one or more persons to contribute appreciated property to the corporation in exchange for stock, while others contribute cash. For example, suppose you form a corporation (not a limited … Continue reading

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House Fails To Repeal New 1099 Requirements

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 5982, which would have, among other things, repealed the new Form 1099 rules. Unfortunately, the House was unable to pass the repeal of the new Form 1099 rules. See here. A … Continue reading

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House Financial Services Committee Passes Bill To Legalize Internet Gambling

Under the proposed law, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act: Internet gambling would be controlled by a federal licensing and regulatory regime. Licensees would be able to accept bets or wagers from persons located in the United States. … Continue reading

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Senator Baucus (D-Mont.) Speaks in Favor of 0% Capital Gains Tax Rate for Startups

Today (see floor schedule) the United States Senate will resume consideration of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010. The bill will exempt from capital gains tax gains on qualified small business stock acquired after March 15, 2010, and before … Continue reading

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