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1. Stock Decoder    2. Where's my stock?    3. Various Stock Issues    4. Spreadsheets    5. Taxes


Mutual help for those who acquired stock via employment at HP, HPE, or predecessor companies. Operated by former employees who volunteer their time. Not officially endorsed or supported by any company.


Step 0. Employee Stock Basics.
How to find it all, protectit from being treated as abandoned property, and prevent double taxation.   (Updated November 13, 2019.)  Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org 

Mutual help for those who acquired stock via employment at Hewlett-Packard, HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Compaq, EDS, or other Hewlett-Packard predecessor companies.

Operated by former employees who volunteer their time. Not officially endorsed or supported by any company.


Stock issues for former and current employees:

If you received a "Potential Private Retirement Benefit Information" notice from Social Security, it is usually based on outdated information -- as indicated by the "Year Reported" date on the form included in the body of the notice. Here's how to decode it: https://www.hpalumni.org/PotentialBenefitLetter

Fundamental principle: With any employer, no one but you really cares about your employment-related stock.

- Time to untangle your stock! You may have stock in up to seven HP-related companies. It may not all be held in the same place. With each spinoff, the cost basis for your shares changed. Many find stray accounts -- or need to retrieve stock or dividends turned over to a state as "unclaimed." You could pay taxes twice on the same income. Your heirs may not find it all. An HP Alumni team developed a step-by-step process to find it, protect it, and prevent double taxation.

- New spinoff. If you owned DXC shares on May 25, 2018, you have been issued shares in a new company called "Perspecta" -- with corresponding adjustment in value of your DXC shares.

Reference info about employee stock: Check your termination paperwork and the very helpful official "leaving" site for your company -- both accessible outside company firewalls:
"Leaving/Retiring from HP" https://www.leavinghpinc.com   (Official HP site: password no longer required.)
"Leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise" https://www.leavinghpe.com   (Official HPE site: login=leaving   password=HPE (both case-sensitive)

 

Start the HPAA's Five-Step Stock Recovery Program  1. Stock Decoder


Other stock-related topics:

- Join the HPAA Finance Forum

- Stock records: Companies pay various firms to perform shareholder recordkeeping. How to obtain stock records.

- Lost stock: This is surprisingly common, even for people who haven't changed their address in decades. How to check for lost stock and dividends

- Stock options: If you exercised stock options last year, you need both a 1099-B and a W-2. How to obtain your option-exercise W-2.  More Stock Option Advice

- Employee stock in predecessor companies:  Compaq    EDS     For Indigo, Mercury, Opsware, Peregrine, and other HP predecessors, see: Predecessor company employee stock.


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