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If an officer of a public company purchases stock at a bargain price in May, but later in August s bound by a lock-up agreement and prohibited from selling the stock, is the purchase of the stock taxable. For example, the Officer buys 100,000 shares at $1.00 in May and pays $100,000, but the stock is valued and trading on the date of purchase equal to $4.00/share or $400,000. In August, the Officer is asked and signs an agreement that restricts the stock. In May, the stock was not considered restricted at the time of issuance. At the time of purchase there was a $300,000 difference between the bargain price and the market price. Is it true that if restricted on the date of issuance, it would not be taxable? If it happened in the same year, will the event be taxable, or does the subsequent restriction cause it to be non-taxable. What happens in the future?

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