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Probably pretty good if the calculator knows your total income. (Otherwise, the income tax percentages could be wrong.)

The big misconception you have is that options and ESPP's are taxed the same as vanilla shares bought in the market. They're not. The best information I've found is at

The smaller misconception I saw was that you think the special capital gains rates apply to short-term capital gains. They don't. The 15% and 5% rates apply only to long-term gains. Short-term are taxed as ordinary income.

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