How do I report ISO stock sales on Schedule D?

September 18, 2006

Date:   Fri, 23 Jun 2006
From:   Eric

Hello Michael,

My employer includes my income from the same day sales of my ISO shares on my W-2. How do I report the sales of stock on Schedule D?



Date:   05 Jul 2006

Hello Eric,

Add the income reported on your W-2 with respect to the option exercises to the cost of the stock to get the tax basis of your stock. You should then report a gain or loss close to zero on Schedule D for these transactions. If you need someone who understands this to prepare your income tax returns, that’s what we’re here for.

Good luck!

Mike Gray

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