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Subject:  Tax Liability on Employee Stock Options...HELP Date:  6/14/2001  9:55 PM
Author:  mail1000 Number:  51826 of 121219

On July 15th, 50% of my unvested stock will vest for $0.01 per share --due to a merger with another company.

On that day I will have to pay for the "income" Tax on these share at the days share price. I have two options; pay with a check or pay with shares of the vested stock.

My Question is:

Can I avoid paying this "income" tax by taking a loss on another stock that I own?

Thanks to all replies


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