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Through the years, I've been given vesting stock bonuses from the company where I work. The stock vests in steps over a four year period. Now I would like to sell some of the vested stock and have a question concerning long and short term capital gains. Should I count the holding time from the time the stock was awarded or from the time it vests? For example, if the bonus was awarded in 3/98 but the stock I want to sell didn't vest until 3/00, for capital gains purposes, would I have held it for a year and four months or only for four months? If I were to sell now, would my capital gain be short or long term? Thanks for your help.
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