Category: NSO

10 Things to Know About Non-Qualified Stock Options

Non-qualified stock options (NQSOs) are a common compensation feature provided to employees as part of a compensation package. If you have access to these perks, they give you the opportunity to potentially profit from the rising value of the company’s stock. If you find yourself on the receiving end of NQSOs, you need to understand what non-qualified stock options are and how they work, including how they could impact your income taxes, investment risk, and financial planning goals.

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Hi, I'm Daniel Zajac, CFP®, EA

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I write about equity compensation and employee stock options in a way that is easy to understand.