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Incentive Stock Option (ISO)

Stock options that are generally only granted to employees or advisors. Generally, the option holder does not pay income tax on exercise - capital gains are paid based on when the stock is sold. The difference between the exercise price and the value at exercise is considered for determining implications of the "alternative minimum tax". Read our blog post for a deeper dive on startup employee compensation.

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