I sold some stock options last year for net proceeds of 3, When I'm adding the corresponding stock sale B should I report that tax was already paid? I'm confused because my B shows only 3, Maybe that tax paid is included in my W2 amounts of tax paid and if I included it again I would be double counting the tax paid? The taxes withheld associated with the compensation created by the exercise of the option almost certainly is included on your W-2, just not disclosed to you like the income is.
The cash raised from shares sold "for taxes" is handed back to the employer, who pays the government, and includes that amount in the W-2 withholding boxes. You can't claim those taxes again. If you are thinking along these lines because you've noticed that you've reported the "gain" on the stock, i.
Your basis per share is the same "per share fair market value" the employer used to calculate the W-2 income, but brokers only report the out of pocket cost as basis. So if you enter the B exactly as it reads you report that income twice. Using the spreadsheet-like "fill in the boxes" default TurboTax B entry form enter the B exactly as it reads.
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