Can I use IRA funds to exercise my stock options?
September 13, 2004
Subject: Pension used to purchase non-qualified stock options
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004
Are there any taxes due if I roll my pension from a previous employer into an IRA and use those funds to purchase my stock options within the IRA account?
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004
The option is personal to you, so you’re not permitted to exercise the option within your IRA account. The IRA doesn’t qualify for receiving the stock related to exercise of an employee stock option.