Are my NQO proceeds a gain or loss on Schedule D?

October 10, 2014

Date:   Thu, 22 Feb 2007
From:   Douglas

Quick Question…

I had an NQSO this year with a gain of $20K and it was reported on my W-2 as income. I understand I need to fill out a Schedule D, but do I report it as a gain or loss?



Date:   28 Feb 2007

Hello Douglas,

Report the proceeds from the 1099B form that you received from your broker as the selling price. Report the option price plus the income reported on Form W-2 for the option exercise as the tax basis (tax reporting cost for gain or loss). You should have either zero income or a small loss on Schedule D.

Good luck!

Mike Gray

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