At Vestd we like to make the lives of our users easier and that's why we set your EMI option grant date to the end of the valuation window. The result of this is that all your agreements issued under a single valuation will have the same date.
The benefit to you is when it comes to reporting your new EMI options to HMRC.
HMRC group all option submissions under the date they were agreed/granted and if everything has the same date this process becomes dramatically simpler.
This doesn't affect the legality of the options as your users are allowed to accept them ahead of time.
If, however, you want to issue an EMI option that is agreed and vests immediately, rather than in a few weeks, then you will need to get in contact so we can set up an earlier agreement date for you.
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