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What does NSO stand for?

NSO stands for Nonqualified Stock Option

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Other changes include ISO $100,000 limit compliance with automated split-off of nonqualified stock option grants interactively linked to adjust upon subsequent ISO grant changes, liability award and performance award updates plus additional report filtering and new Plan Activity Summary and RS Cancellation reports.
However, Section 409A does not apply to: (1) incentive stock options; (2) restricted stock and nonqualified stock options with an exercise price that can never be less than fair market value of the underlying stock on the grant date of the nonqualified stock option; (3) employee stock purchase plans qualified under Section 423 of the Code; (4) nondiscounted SARs with respect to stock of private as well as public companies' stock; and (5) puts/calls if the purchase price is at fair market value.
Nonqualified stock options are slightly more common (32 percent of respondent companies offer them) than incentive stock options (27 percent), with only 16 percent of respondents offering both types.
2004-60, that interests in nonqualified stock options (NQSOs) or deferred compensation plans transferred as part of a divorce are subject to tax, withholding and reporting requirements when exercised, rather than when the transfer occurs.