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I have a client who received employee restricted stock as performance bonus. The company annouced the amount of bonus granted to him first and then converted the amount to number of shares based on the company stock price on set date. When the restricted stocks were vested, the company issued the shares to him after deducting certain number of shares for tax withholding. The company included total bonus amount (before tax) in his wages on his W-2 so as tax withdrawl amount. For this case, how do we calculate the cost when my client sold his restricted stock. Should we use bonus amount before tax or after tax?