Donate appreciated stock for twice the tax benefits

Donate appreciated stock for twice the tax benefits

A tried-and-true year-end tax strategy is to make charitable donations. As long as you itemize and your gift qualifies, you can claim a charitable deduction. But did you know that you can enjoy an additional tax benefit if you donate long-term appreciated stock...
Nonqualified stock options demand tax planning attention

Nonqualified stock options demand tax planning attention

Your compensation may take several forms, including salary, fringe benefits, and bonuses. If you work for a corporation, you might also receive stock-based compensation, such as stock options. These come in two varieties: nonqualified stock options (NQSOs) and...

Investors: Beware of the wash sale rule when trading

A tried-and-true tax-saving strategy for investors is to sell assets at a loss to offset gains that have been realized during the year. So if you’ve cashed in some big gains this year, consider looking for unrealized losses in your portfolio and selling those...