When you should exercise, how to get paid out, how much you’ll make, and how much you’ll get taxed

Disclaimer: This is not legal or tax advice. Consult your own professionals before making any decisions.

If you’ve recently received stock options at a startup, are thinking about joining a startup, or are currently negotiating an offer, you’ve come to the right place. Equity can be a huge incentive for joining a startup early, but knowing when to exercise your options, how to get paid out, how much you’ll make, and how much you’ll get taxed is not at all obvious. …

Ben Beltzer

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