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Course Description

Following the bursting of the tech bubble in 2001, employee stock options waned. With a resurgence in technology and other business sectors, rewarding employees with company stock ownership has returned. This course will sort through the alphabet soup of options: NSOs, RSUs, ISOs, and ESPPs. The course will also discuss the different tax treatments for each. Participants will come away knowing how to properly report their client's various transactions and how to advise them on tax-advantaged strategies. Other topics covered include IRC definitions of types of employee stock options, Section 83(b) election, when to apply AMT, traps involving Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and ISO strategies.


Karen Brosi, CFP, EA

Karen Brosi, CFP, EA, has an extensive California tax practice, advising clients in individual tax and family wealth planning, specializing in complex individual income tax matters and all types of securities transactions. Her background as a CFP and as a tax preparer for the wealthy makes her particularly effective in the tax and financial planning arenas. Karen teaches tax professionals how to avoid tax minefields with her extensive planning checklists and practical tips.

Besides being one of the most prominent California tax update instructors, she’s a favorite interviewee on radio, television, and in print media, such as Bloomberg Businessweek. Karen’s powerful real-life presentations pinpoint critical federal and state tax areas, teaching tax professionals what they need to know to optimally assist their clients. Karen was the recipient of the California CPA Education Foundation 2012-2013 Outstanding Webcast Instructor award.

Course Specifics

Aug 2, 2016

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: 0MYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-T-01046-16-O
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 4
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-1011
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 4
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different kinds of stock options
  • Identify when and how to use a Section 83(b) election
  • Understand the interplay of AMT and the Minimum Tax Credit for ISOs
  • Identify traps in selling ESPPs
  • List useful planning strategies to use when advising clients

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