Can NQSOs be converted into ISOs?
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000
I have a question about the NQSOs. If one is granted a certain number of NQSOs at a certain option price in a company can these be converted to ISOs at a later date, say about 6 months later? If so will the original option price be retained? What are the tax implications of this? Will the options be for all intents and purposes be treated as ISOs in the future or will taxes be owed on exercise (like NQSOs)?
Date: 21 Feb 2000
Incentive stock options must qualify as such from inception.
If non-qualified options are converted to ISOs, the NQOs should be cancelled and new ISOs issued, which means the original option price probably won’t be retained.