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<<The problem is AMT. In the year of exercise I pay, more or less, 28% of the fair market value on
the day of exercise. If I hold the stock for 18+ months and sell I can, more or less, use the AMT I
paid to pay the 20% tax due on the fair market value on the day of sale -- the AMT thus being a
pre-payment of tax. The AMT law is silent so far as I know on disposal of stock through charitable
donation and there is no obvious way of recovering the 28% tax paid except in drips over many
decades as my regular tax might exceed my AMT.>>

KAT gave you his take on this issue, and I would agree with that take.

And, I don't know of any method ("agressive" or otherwise) that will change the facts of your situation, or would allow you to "ignore" the AMT implications on the granting (or exercise) of the options.

If you run across any additional information on this, please post the information here. I would also be interested to see the theory behind the proposed action.

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