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Reddit IPO: Planning ahead for 2023

If you hold pre-IPO equity in Reddit, Harness Wealth can match you with an experienced tax and financial advisor whose goal is to help you make the most of your equity compensation.

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Stripe: IPO? Tender offer? What to know for 2023

The payment processing giant of Silicon Valley is looking to raise some money. If you hold shares in Stripe, here’s what you need to know.

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Tax Planning for When Your Startup is Going Through an Acquisition

Founders, board members, and employees of startups that get acquired can experience tax consequences as a result of a liquidity event. It's imperative to plan for the tax implications so you can be prepared to pay what you owe the IRS. And in some cases, you may be able to take steps to reduce the taxes that result from the acquisition, depending on the type of equity you have and the nature of the transaction. 

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Tax Planning for Startup Founders and Employees

While it may seem premature to plan for reducing taxes as you're just getting off the ground, there are a few key tax-related decisions that are worth taking right from the beginning for many startups and their founders, given the high growth potential.

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5 Tips to Set Yourself Up for Financial Success in 2023

5 Tips to Set Yourself Up for Financial Success in 2023

You don’t need a new year’s resolution to become more familiar with your financial and tax planning opportunities. Here are 5 tips to help you gain control of your finances in 2023.

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Harness Tools: Equity Tax Insights

Learn what your equity could be worth based on various exercise/sell strategies. Our Equity Tax Insights tool will project AMT calculations from exercising options and capital gains taxes from selling shares.

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How to Manage Equity in a Down Market

You waited patiently for years and now your company is finally public. It’s a really exciting milestone. But what happens after an IPO? Over the past few months, tech stocks have not all performed well. While it’s definitely not the result you were hoping for in the short-term, there are some silver linings to a depressed stock price that you can take advantage of.

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How to Evaluate Your Equity in a New Role

You’ve worked for months to secure the perfect new job — and now you have the offer in hand. One of the most attractive components of the role is the equity. The hiring manager is telling you it’ll be worth a lot, so how do you assess what’s being offered?

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The most frequent tax questions about equity compensation, answered

Our 1:1 Equity Tax Planning Sessions are one of the most popular services we offer. It makes sense — these sessions get into the nuts and bolts of your specific tax situation, whether you’ve been through multiple liquidity events or are new to equity entirely. They’re a good fit for anyone trying to understand their current equity holdings and/ or prepare for an upcoming liquidity event.

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What is an 83(b) Election?

If you’re a startup founder or a startup employee who received restricted stock, or you’re early exercising stock options, filing an 83(b) election can be a valuable tool to minimize taxes on your equity.

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