Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Report your spouse’s employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) in Part 5.





Income Type

Income Amount


Widgets Unlimited, ESPP account


$1,001 - $15,000


None (or less than $201)

For Your Spouse

Part 5

Reporting an Employee Stock Purchase Plan Account

Report an employee stock purchase plan account if the cash balance of the account was more than $1,000 at the end of the reporting period or if your spouse received more than $200 in income from the account during the reporting period.

Description:  Provide the name of the employer and write “ESPP account” or “employee stock purchase plan account.”  In addition, for a privately held business, describe the line of business, unless you have already provided this information in another entry.

EIF:  Select “N/A.”

Value:  Report the value of the account by selecting the appropriate category.

Income Type:  Specify the type(s) of income if the total amount of income during the reporting period exceeded $200.

Income Amount:  Select the category corresponding to the total amount of income received during the reporting period.  Most filers select “None (or less than $201).”

Reporting Stock Acquired through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Report any stock that your spouse acquired as a separate line entry, using the standard instructions for stock.