Employee Equity Compensation: Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs)

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While SAR, or SARs, may conjure thoughts of COVID-19, it's also an abbreviation for Stock Appreciation Rights, another form of equity compensation for employees.

Financial advisor Mitch DeWitt, CFP®, MBA, wraps up our Employee Equity Compensation Explained series with a lesson on Stock Appreciation Rights, defining what a Stock Appreciation Right is, what happens when they appreciate, and how a Stock Appreciation Right is taxed.

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0:00 - Introduction
0:23 - What is a Stock Appreciation Right?
0:49 - Where does the value of an SAR come from?
1:37 - Earnings and taxes on an SAR?
2:17 - Main takeaways about Stock Appreciation Rights
2:46 - A Stock Appreciation Right can be "underwater"
3:03 - Need to strategize around Stock Appreciation Rights?
3:18 - Disclosures
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