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stock option

n.
A right to buy or sell specific securities or commodities at a stated price within a specified time.
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stock′ op`tion


n.
an option to buy or sell stock at a specific price within a stated period.
[1940–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stock option - the right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period
option - the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
call option - an option to buy
put option - an option to sell
2.stock option - a benefit given by a company to an employee in the form of an option to buy stock in the company at a discount or at a fixed price; "stock options are not much use as an incentive if the price at which they can be exercised is out of reach"
benefit - financial assistance in time of need
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The taxpayer claimed that gains from exercising the option were deferred since the option was granted under a qualified stock option plan that was approved by Judge Brown.
As for taxation, in Japan, preferential tax treatment is introduced for qualified stock option plans, but in Malaysia such treatment is not introduced.
For a qualified stock option plan, a company must have a shareholder-approved plan that takes into account various securities regulations.
In 2006, the qualified stock option plan required a three-year vesting period and a five-year holding period.
When a corporation provides a qualified stock option to an employee, it does not receive a corporate expense deduction when the employee is taxed at the sale of the stock unless there is an early disposition of the stock (holding the stock for less than one year).
6039(a) was repealed (it had required that every corporation make a return in connection with the transfer of stock acquired by any person pursuant to the exercise of a qualified stock option or a restricted stock option).

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