How do I report ISOs donated to charity?
October 10, 2014
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007
Michael, my client exercised incentive stock options during November 2006 and then donated the stock to his church. The church immediately sold the stock.
Does my client still have to report the difference between the option price and the fair market value on the date of exercise as a preference item for AMT?
Any help is appreciated.
Date: 28 Feb 2007
No. You client has made a disqualifying disposition of the shares. Ordinary income should be reported on your client’s W-2 as additional wages for the disposition. Your client should be able to claim a charitable contribution for the tax basis of the shares.