Laying the Foundation

This part of our guide to equity compensation provides information needed to get started.

Introduction to Equity Compensation
A brief overview of compensation in stock and options.

When Stock is Vested
Generally, stock is vested when you have a right to keep it — even if you can’t sell it right away.

Fair Market Value of Stock
How to determine fair market value for stock received as compensation.

Withholding on Stock Compensation
How to deal with withholding when you exercise an option or receive stock as compensation.

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