Accounting for tax benefits of employee stock options and implications for research
The employee can claim a deduction from taxable income equal to half this amount, if certain conditions are met.
Half of the difference between the ultimate sale price and the FMV of the shares at the date the option was exercised will be reported as a taxable capital gain or allowable capital loss. Several of the employees decide to exercise their options. The benefit is calculated as follows: In the above numerical example, the value of the stock increased between the time the stock was acquired and the time it was sold.
As a result, the capital loss realized in cannot be used to offset the income inclusion resulting from the taxable benefit. Anyone in difficult financial circumstances as a result of these rules should contact their local CRA Tax Services office to determine whether special payment arrangements can be made.
The rules are different where the company granting the option is a public company. The general rule is that the employee has to report a taxable employment benefit in the year the option is exercised. This benefit is equal to the amount by which the FMV of the shares at the time the option is exercised exceeds the option price paid for the shares. When certain conditions are met, a deduction equal to half the taxable benefit is allowed.
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