The Basics of Equity Compensation

Here we explore the different types of equity such as restricted stock units, employee stock options, and more.

What Kind(s) of Equity Compensation Do You Have?

Equity compensation is the broad term for all forms of restricted stock units, employee stock options, or other equity an employer may offer employees or others as a means to incentivize or reward them. There are several types of equity compensation and each can differ widely in its tax treatment, as well as how it’s granted, owned, and managed.

Learn About the Different Types of Equity

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Restricted Stock Units (and Awards)

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Incentive Stock Options

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Non-Qualified Stock Options

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Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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Performance Awards and Stock Appreciation Rights

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All Else