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Tax Reform: What it Means for Your Startup Equity (Part II)

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Chris Giampapa   April 05, 2018

It's tax season, friends! That's right, time to break out the W2's, 1099s, K-1s, and the rest of the alphabet soup that only your local accountant can decipher. Though EquityZen is proud to help shareholders get liquidity and investors into private companies, these events may have unique implications on your taxes. This is part two of a two-part series on the subject. 

Welcome back to another dive into the most exhilarating of topics: taxes. While it might not be the most titillating of all subjects, it certainly helps to be informed. If you haven't read the first part of this series—where we break down the differences between the old and new tax laws—catch up here.

Last time, we posed the question: what exactly is an 83(i) election? Today, we're going to look at who can make an 83(i) election, as well as who can offer 83(i) elections, and how this affects startup employees, founders, and investors.