qualified stock option


qualified stock option
In the USA, an agreement giving employees the right to purchase company stock at a later date at a specified option price, which is normally lower than the market price. This meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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  • Non-qualified stock option — Non qualified stock options are stock options which do not qualify for the special treatment accorded to incentive stock options. Incentive stock options are only available for employees and other restrictions apply for them. For regular tax… …   Wikipedia

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  • Incentive stock option — Incentive stock options (ISO s), are a type of employee stock option that can be granted only to employees and confer a U.S. tax benefit. ISO s are also sometimes referred to as incentive share options or Qualified Stock Options.The tax benefit… …   Wikipedia

  • Employee stock option — An employee stock option is a call option on the common stock of a company, issued as a form of non cash compensation. Restrictions on the option (such as vesting and limited transferability) attempt to align the holder s interest with those of… …   Wikipedia

  • incentive stock option — see option 3 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. incentive stock option …   Law dictionary

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  • option — Right of election to exercise a privilege. Contract made for consideration to keep an offer open for prescribed period. A right, which acts as a continuing offer, given for consideration, to purchase or lease property at an agreed upon price and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • stock — The goods and wares of a merchant or tradesman, kept for sale and traffic. In a larger sense, the capital of a merchant or other person, including his merchandise, money, and credits, or, in other words, the entire property employed in business.… …   Black's law dictionary

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