Topical Tax: Employee tax planning with share options. By Paula Tallon

Paula Tallon of Chiltern examines some recent questions handled by her team of specialist tax advisers.

Question:
My client owns 100% of the shares in a property investment company. He has one key employee and he would like him to have an equity stake. He wants the employee to have 15% of the shares in two years' time but at today’s price (£100,000). As the price is likely to increase to £150,000 there will be a tax charge in two years time.

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