What Startup Founders and Employees Need to Know About Qualified Small Business Stock


November 16, 2017

Published by Founders Circle

A little-known tax incentive intended to spur investment in small businesses can help startup founders, early employees and investors retain millions of dollars in their personal wealth. The incentive, known as qualified small business stock, or QSBS, let’s people who own shares early enough in a company’s life, avoid tax on some or all of the proceeds.

We recently spoke with Ray Thornson, a Managing Director at Andersen Tax, about what people with startup shares should know about QSBS. He explained the rules and regulations, and what people can do today in order to lock in savings later.

Read the full interview

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