10th April 2005, 10:38 AM
10th April 2005, 11:58 AM
Are you talking about dividends ? If so, you already have the $$$, and of course that should be taxed.
If you're talking about gains from a stock plan, the gains would reflect the company's contribution (eg. stock is at $1, you pay $0.75, so you gain $0.25 from the company if you had sold them right away). Whether the stock rose or fell is irrelevant, I feel.
What if the stock had gone to $100 ? Would you rather pay tax on $99.25 ?
Just my $0.02, pardon me if I've misinterpreted your dilemma.