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Who can own depositary receipts?

The company decides who can be granted depositary receipts. There are for instance companies on our platform which have chosen to provide depositary receipts to contractors or suppliers as well! 

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How can participants pay for the participation?

Participants can pay in numerous ways for their participation (being depositary receipts, shares, options or SAR). Most commonly known and used on our platform are the following four possibilities in order of preference:
– own resources (participant transfers cash)
– compensated via normal salary (one or multiple pay checks)
– compensated via a bonus
– loan given by the company to the participant

The reason to put “own resources” first is because this is the way the tax authorities always look at a transfer of any form of participation. Especially shares and depositary receipts of shares immediately hold value on the day of transaction (often the start of the participation). Preferably you immediately pay for these so called “effects” be it either from their own savings or via an arrangement with the company.

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