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I'm getting some stock under an employee stock purchase plan, which is discounted to the current value. My understanding of employer-granted options (which I also have) is they're taxed on exercise as regular income for the difference between the granted price and the current market price.

Does the same rule apply to ESP stock? I'm planning on holding this stock long-term and won't have the extra tax money unless I sell some off.

- Jamie
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