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Description: It hasn’t drawn much attention, but Facebook’s first annual earnings report contains an accounting gem: a multibillion-dollar tax deduction for the cost of executive stock options and share awards.

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: Feb 14, 2013

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-02-15/facebook-gets-a-multi-billion-dollar-tax-break#r=hp-lst

Questions for Discussions:

  • Why is the tax treatment of stock options a controversial issue?
  • In your opinion, is it a fair way to treat taxpaypers, executives, and businesses?

 

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