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Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

Stock Option and Restricted Stock Planning

Boost your net worth and pave the way to a secure financial future by making the most of your stock-based compensation programs.

CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) helps corporate executives, like you, properly plan for and maximize the value of your stock option grants, restricted stock awards, and other stock-based compensation.

What’s on your mind?

  • Understanding your company-provided compensation programs, including incentive stock options (ISOs), nonqualified stock options (NQSOs), and/or restricted stock
  • Incorporating your stock-based compensation with your other employer benefits
  • Deciding when to exercise your stock options
  • Calculating the tax impact of the awards and planning accordingly
  • Determining the tax withholding amount and whether estimated tax payments are required
  • Paying for the cost associated with exercise of the options
  • Determining and tracking the basis of stock acquired
  • Deciding whether to sell your company shares
  • Knowing when capital gains tax rates will apply
  • Understanding the disability, retirement, and estate planning implications associated with restricted stock

A unique approach

We take a holistic approach to planning for stock-based compensation by working with you to determine what role these rewards will play in your overall financial picture. Guided by your goals, risk tolerance, and your company’s plan agreements, we’ll collaborate with you to design a tax-aware strategy that’s right for your particular situation.

While the concept behind company-provided stock awards may be simple, there are many complex tax implications to consider. Don’t do it alone and end up paying significantly more tax than necessary from the exercise and sale of equity incentives. Our professionals are experienced in helping clients minimize the tax consequences of stock awards.

How we can help

Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.