5 Things To Remember As You File Your Section 83(b) Election


As the founder of a startup company, by the time you get to the point of filing a Section 83(b) election, you will have most likely already bought a helmet to keep your brains from flowing freely out of your ears from the mindboggling number of details involved in starting a company. You have been counseled on what type of entity to form, where to incorporate, founder vesting schedules, and myriad other details. You have gotten all of your documents executed and in place. You have properly completed and filled out your Section 83(b) election. Now all you have to do is file it. You are just about done! The purpose of this post is to give you guidance on this last step.

There are few tax code sections with rules as stringent as Section 83(b). Along with the rules being very specific and time sensitive, not complying with them could cause a founder to owe substantially more income tax down the road than necessary. So, put the helmet on and let’s go.

What is an IRS Section 83(b) Election?

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