USA Stock Option Payout


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We had an employee retire; we cut him a check (outside of payroll) for his stock options. How do we report this on the 1099? Box 3?
 
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if its an incentive stock option and the sell it before the time 12 months , it added to wages and it a deduction on the company's tax return .

Can you tell more about this ?
 

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If it is an ISO you have to hold for a year and a day, otherwise it is ordinary compensation.
 

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