Thursday July 9, 2020

Taxman considering options on employee share deals

The Revenue is clamping down on workers who exercised share options but did not pay the tax

23rd December, 2014

For employees who are granted share options by their employer as part of their overall pay package, the gains can be substantial. Buy in at the right price, and you net a tidy windfall if the company’s stock performs.

As companies battle for the best and brightest, share-based remuneration is often part of the package on offer to attract staff. “It’s about trying to get employees to buy into the company, about retaining...

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