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The startup community is seriously sweating a stock option provision of the Senate tax bill

“The provision would tax stock options and restricted stock units at the time of vesting rather than when they are exercised, as is the case now” writes Monica Nickelsburg for However, a provision in the proposed Senate tax plan would tax upon vesting, whether you can liquefy or not.Experts tell GeekWire that the Senate tax bill, as it is currently proposed, would force many startups to dramatically reconsider their compensation structure.It would be more fair to tax homeowners when their Zillow’s value went up than taxing startup employees on vested stock.

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