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Workers at Some High-Tech Firms Find They're Out of Options
Forbes; subscription may be requiredLink to more items from this source
Apr. 12, 2002
Excerpt: To high-tech firms options are like free money. Their cost doesn't come out of the net income reported to shareholders. But when the option is exercised, the spread between the exercise price and the stock's market value can be deducted from income on the corporate tax return.... [But employees] are ill-equipped to find their way through all the complexities: staggered vesting periods, alternative minimum taxes, cashless exercises and protective collars.

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