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Metadope wrote:
...I live in CA, so I am looking at an effective tax rate near 39.6% federal, 9.3% state, plus the 1.45% for medicare. My wife's and my salary combines to 120K+ (and my salary is large enough so that my FICA will max out before year end).
Any other ideas on how to reduce OI tax?

Move to a state-tax-free state like NV in December, then exercise your options in January.
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