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How do I calculate the cost basis of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)?

I was granted RSUs that vested 1/3 per year, over 3 years. From E*Trade I have: 2016, 133 Shares Vested, 89 Shares Transferred to me, Tax Paid: $3,424.52 2017, 134 Shares Vested, 90 Shares ...
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Multiple, sequential wash sales [duplicate]

Am I doing this right? For context, I get monthly RSU vests from my company which auto-sell a few days later, so almost every sale at a loss is a wash sale. Consider the following series of ...
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Assuming a bullish stock, any advantage in using LT RSUs to fund exercise cost of ISOs?

Example Present Information: Example Dummy Stock: GGG | Stock Price @ $10 Super bullish and so assume the value of the stock price will go up. ISOs: 10,000 with SP @ $5.00 (All vested, just not ...
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UK - RSU Capital Loss (/Gain) on vest?

Say I had 100 RSUs granted, and when vesting shares trade at $10. My employer will aim to withhold 54.59% to cover income tax/employee NIC/employer NIC. The following day, when my employer actually ...
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RSUs: Can the cost basis for sell-to-cover transactions be calculated using FIFO, or does it have to be LIFO?

My RSU vesting happens with an associated sell-to-cover transaction for tax purposes. The page on my brokerage (E-Trade)'s website shows the cost-basis for this transaction as though it was calculated ...
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How are RSUs granted in Canada but vested in the USA taxed?

I moved to the USA with a Green Card a couple months ago. My employer awarded me with RSUs a couple years ago, and some have vested after I moved to the USA. I am filing as Dual-Status Alien, so ...
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Does Selling RSUs Instead Of ESPP Shares Have a Material Effect On The 25K Contribution Limit For ESPP Shares?

I am at a company with an ESPP program that allows you to purchase up to 25K in shares at a 15% discount every calendar year. The 15% discount applies to the lowest share price within the past 6 ...
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FIFO caused my ESPP shares to be sold instead of my vested RSUs. Should I sell the stocks in my portfolio labeled as RSUs ASAP?

10 RSU shares vested February 20 on Fidelity. I immediately distributed them using net share tax settings. As soon as they hit my individual portfolio, I sold 10 shares, not knowing that I was using ...
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Should capital losses on RSUs sold for taxes be matched against retained shares in the original vest or only future vests?

My company uses a "Sell to Cover" strategy in order to withhold money for taxes. That can result in the following situation: I vest 100 shares on Day 1. The company sells 22 of these 100 ...
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Selling of RSUs is considered gain based on vested date or grant date and sold date price difference?

01/01/2022 - Company granted RSU worth $50,000. Total of 500 shares granted at $100/share. 01/01/2023 - 125(25%) of shares are vested. On vesting day, market value of each share is $200. This is $25,...
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Which version of turbo tax has "The cost basis is incorrect or missing on my 1099‑B" in TurboTax in the case of vested RSUs?

The RSU cost basis is incorrect on my 1099-B' and it repost 0. Before the stock was available to me and company sold some of my shares as tax deduction.
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Must I select "The cost basis is incorrect or missing on my 1099‑B" in TurboTax in the case of vested RSUs?

I file my US taxes via TurboTax as a US lawful permanent resident. Some of my RSUs vested in 2021, which I partly sold in 2021. My employer uses E-Trade for RSUs. E-Trade reports on Form 1099-B that ...
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US Taxes: Increase Supplemental Income vs extra withholding?

From my company I am getting RSUs and the default 22% federal income tax is covered automatically by selling some of the vested shares. However, 22% is not sufficient to cover my tax liability. We ...
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What is the law/regulation which prohibits brokers from reporting basis on RSUs?

As far back as I can remember, the basis reported by my broker on my 1099 for vested RSUs has always been $0. Every year I receive a letter informing me that my broker is legally not allowed to report ...
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Why is the cost basis reported by a broker on RSUs 0 USD? [duplicate]

I notice that E-Trade reports on the Form 1099-B that the cost basis for vested RSUs is 0 USD. Shouldn't the cost basis that report in my tax form be the value of the shares at the time of vesting? ...
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Do RSU / ESPP Sales Go On Form 8949 As Capital Gains And Losses?

I have a series of RSU + ESPP sales within the past calendar year. All RSU and ESPP that have vested and been awarded have been reported as ordinary income via a W2. My company uses ETrade for ...
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When does E*trade generate the Stock Plan Transactions Supplement?

Every year I get the useless 1099-B with the IRS-mandated made-up cost basis numbers, and then later I get the Stock Plan Transactions Supplement that actually matches my paystubs and W2 income. By ...
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What is the cost basis for my RSU? My 1099-B says $0

Block 14 of my W2 says $40,000 RSU. My paystub itemized the $15,000 tax deductions (fed, state, SSA, etc..). Out of the remaining $25,000, twenty thousand dollars were deposited to my E-Trade ...
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Wash Sale on Monthly RSU Vests

I haven't really sold any of my RSU's that I received from my company in the 5 years I've been there. To simplify the situation: I have 100 units at $50 from 2019. I have 100 units at $150 from 2022. ...
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Any tax difference between RSUs vs. cash income?

Is there any tax difference between the following scenarios, and if so, what are the differences? Receiving $X worth of RSUs at time A and selling them for $Y at time B Receiving $X of cash income ...
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How does adjusted cost basis work with RSU? And should I use it?

I've got an 1099-b for some RSUs sold. I've also got a Stock Plan Transactions Supplement form. The Stock Plan Transactions Supplement shows the 'adjusted cost basis'. The 1099-b does not. The ...
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Unvested "RSE" on W-2 Box 14

My spouse's employer has granted him RSUs (which for some reason they call RSE) as part of a long term incentive plan. It is a set amount granted ever year over the past 3 years, but none of it has ...
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How exactly does RSU impact my tax return? [duplicate]

I have some RSUs in 2021 and some of them got vested. I see that in my H&R Block software it states that these were reported on my W2 and I think they were. So my question is how is this vesting ...
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Does FIFO cost basis apply across multiple accounts?

Do regulations require people to manually recalculate cost-basis across all the accounts they own, if stocks were transferred between them? Example: Broker A cost basis setting is set to FIFO. ...
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As an employee, when is it inappropriate to request to see your young/startup company's financial statements?

If you work for a young company, equity in the form of restricted stock or options is often a form of compensation and a way to keep you aligned with the company's goals. But as a new employee you ...
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How are RSU stocks taxed?

I am confused how RSU stocks are taxed. When RSUs vest, some of them are sold (sell to cover). Is this equivalent to tax withheld on your paycheck? The RSU is kind of considered part of my pay and ...
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Tax Loss Harvesting and RSUs

I routinely sell my RSUs as soon as they vest, but this previous vesting period -- I did not. Sadly, the stock declined ~25 percent since that time. Some key notes. This would be a short-term sale ...
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Received 1099B for unvested RSU after leaving company

I left a job in 2019 where I was granted some RSUs that were to be vested first time in 2020. But I never received the RSUs since I left the company before the first vesting. Today I received a 1099-B ...
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Deciding between Employee Stock Option and Restricted Stock

The Company I am currently working with, as part of a reward program awarded me 500 stock options and given me an option to choose them either as Employee Stock Option Restricted Stock Or as a ...
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How to calculate cost basis for RSUs that are vested and never sold?

Following is my situation (changed the numbers for simplicity): ABC Inc vested 120 RSUs in 2018, in which 20 RSUs were sold by my employer (price of the share $10, and $20 trade fee) for the tax ...
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How do I report restricted stock unit (RSU) income that has vested in multiple states

In 2016, when I started at my current employer, I received a grant of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that vests over 4 years. I was employed in our NY office 2016-2018 and San Francisco Office 2016-...
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Where are RSUs issued from?

Beginner here. Let us say, I join some company X. They offer me 400 stocks over 4 years of vesting period. Similar to me, there will be hundreds of employees who will be joining everyday. Doing a ...
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How are RSU's vesting on the weekend priced for tax purposes?

My current understanding of how RSU's work is that they are taxed as regular income based on the price of the stock on the day of vesting. However, if RSU's vest on a Saturday, are there SEC or IRS ...
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Why do some employers in the United States ask employees to accept the grant when granting them Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)?

Why do some employers in the United States ask employees to accept the grant when granting them Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)? For example, accepting the grant could be done by clicking on some "...
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RSU gain on payslip

I work for starbucks, and receive RSUs (shares) every November. I have also Netbenefits account for managing this shares. Even though I don't sell my shares, every December some amount of RSU gain ...
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Do I own vested RSUs that have a 2-year block once I have resigned?

I have resigned from my position today after 21 months in my role. I do have some vested RSU that have a 2-year block (i.e. that can be exercised in November 2019). I have paid taxes on these RSUs. ...
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What Shares Do I Actually Have?

I have a pretty standard arrangement with an LLC I'm employed by. I have unvested units and a vesting schedule for when they become "vested" units. I used vested in quotes because the LLC's Operating ...
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What form do I declare RSU payouts on for my taxes?

My company sold and I had RSU's. They gave me a K-1 form but it doesn't show what I was paid, only what was paid in on my behalf. I have not received a w-2 for the payout. Is there a specific form ...
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Restricted stocks

I have a 36,000 shares of a $0.30 stock. The company is still in business and is listed. The stock certificated is stamped restricted. I contacted the company to remove the restriction & was told ...
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What's the difference between Released and Received RSU's?

I was awarded some RSUs from Big Tech Company that went public a while back. In my share management software (provided by the company), it shows that I was granted X RSUs, but I've since only ...
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Capital Gains Taxes for multi-year vest RSUs UK

Assume that you work for a company in the UK that grants you a number of RSUs to vest in a multi-year schedule (as per usual), for example, a vest event every 6 months for 2 years. The RSUs are valued ...
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Rules for cost basis adjustment of RSUs that vest causing a wash sale

I've read through a bunch of posts and couldn't find a definitive answer. In this example, I have RSUs that vest every month from my employer. Let's say I decide to sell 1 share of stock for a capital ...
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What should I look at to decide whether to keep or not my Restricted Stock Units?

The company has been happy with my performance these years, and I received RSU which started investing. I have never owned stocks before: even though the company is US-based, I'm not a US resident and ...
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Weighing unvested RSU's against stock options in a job offer

I currently have unvested restricted stock units with my employer. It's a very stable publicly-traded company. I received a job offer from a private company hoping to IPO in the next few years and ...
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After-Tax Deductions Concerning my RSUs

My Restricted Stock Units were included in my Income on my W-2 (Box 1) and End of Year Paystub. However, my company also deducted from my paystubs a substantial amount as After-Tax Deductions. I do ...
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If I have stock that is unregistered at the time of a company buyout does my stock automatically register?

I was a contractor for a small public company for which I received stock compensation. There is a fee to register the stock so I am waiting to see if the stock ends up being worth anything before ...
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What is the purpose of an RSU Tax Offset?

I'm reviewing the year to date figures on my last paycheck stub for 2018. There's this entry for RSU Tax Offset I'm trying to discern here. I can trace it back as a line item of a check stub 6 months ...
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Though I understood my RSU and selling the shares I acquird through it but not sure anymore

So let me give a simplified example to start. I have 1,000 RSUs that vested on June 1st 2018. The market value for them is $10 and $10,000 is accounted for on my W-2. 300 shares were automatically ...
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Have I been paying double taxes on my RSUs for 3 years?

I have been receiving RSU grants from my employer every year, and was exercising them and selling them soon after. E-Trade(employer provided brokerage account) tells me they withheld taxes at the time ...
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RSU - vested and reported as income in W2 Box 1, should it also show in Box 12 V (same as stock option)?

RSU - vested and reported as income in W2 Box 1, should it also show in Box 12 V (same as stock option)? My employer put it in Box 12V, is it correct?