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Share Options - Selling

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Share Options - Selling

Postby gbond » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:49 am

Please can I have some advice. My husband was given shares in the company he works for when he started.
We are now at a point where we are thinking of them selling them.
I am concerned about the Tax and NI Implications this may have on the income as it will be approximately £10k.
Where do I start?



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Re: Share Options - Selling

Postby AmanSood » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:06 pm

It really comes down to the type of shares that are being acquired and the scheme under which the shares are acquired. Most likely the employer will withhold PAYE/NIC on the exercise of the options and on sale, any gain would be subject to CGT if the gain is more than £11,300.
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