Does the IRS require ISOs to be available to all employees?

June 11, 1999

Date:   Thu, 10 Jun 1999
From:   Richard


Does the IRS require that a Qualified Stock Option plan be made available to all employees, including top management, who may also already have non-qualified ISO’s? (I hope so.)



Date:   Fri, 11 Jun 1999

Hello Richard,

Sorry, but there are no non-discrimination requirements relating to incentive stock options, and the rules about who non-qualified stock options can be granted to are even more flexible.

(By the way, an ISO is a “qualified” stock option.)

Good luck!

Mike Gray

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