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Educating Employees on Your ESPP
Dec 31,2009

This article provides an overview of the contributors and components of an educational program for a Section 423 qualified ESPP offered to U.S. employees. To develop your own educational program, it is necessary to understand who contributes to these programs and the extent of information that can be communicated to employees.


Cover Letter - ESPP Tax Report
Nov 24,2009

Cover letter for a report ESPP transactions distributed to participantes for tax purposes

Financial Wellness Programs: Why Equity Compensation Should be Included
Jan 09,2020
Jennifer Namazi

Why companies should consider offering employees a financial wellness program that incorporates equity compensation.

Year-End Resources for Administrators and Participants
Nov 21,2019
Jennifer Namazi

Valuable resources to help both administrators and participants navigate through year-end.

Examining Equity Plan Participant Attitudes and Behaviors
Nov 14,2019
Jennifer Namazi

Schwab Stock Plan Services releases results of research conducted on the attitudes and behaviors of 1,000 equity compensation plan participants.

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Sample Documents

Sample Grant Cover Letter - Award
Jul 19,2018

Sample cover letter to notify plan participants that they have received an award of stock or units.

Sample Grant Cover Letter - Stock Option
Jul 19,2018

Sample cover letter to notify plan participants that they have received a stock option grant.

Sample Email Notice of Online Grant
Jul 19,2018

Sample email to announce to stock plan participants that their grant agreement is available online.

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Help Employees to Make Smarter Equity Award Decisions
May 19,2021

Fuel employee financial health with equity by cultivating an investor mindset among employees.

Equity Compensation and Financial Wellness
Jun 06,2018

How equity awards can be part of a financial wellness program for employees

Equity Awards: Creating Long-Term or Momentary Owners?
Jun 08,2016

Are the objectives of your company's equity plan being met?


Regulations & Statutes

Form 3921
Oct 10,2017

IRS Form 3921, used to report ISO exercises.

Form 3922
Sep 01,2016

IRS Form 3922, used to report first legal transfer of shares acquired under a Section 423 employee stock purchase plan (ESPP).

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