RSU Taxes?

Oct 30, 2019 8 Comments

If Airbnb were to go public before any of my RSU’s vest, no shares would be sold to cover taxes is that correct? Curious how that typically works as they’ve already told us shares will be automatically sold. But they wouldn’t sell unvested shares right?

Anyone experience this before?

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  • WeWork lBKJ26
    A lot of companies grant the shares at IPO, even when we “vest” before then so we don’t end up with huge tax bills we can’t pay.

    Downside is you have the golden handcuffs until IPO
    Oct 30, 2019 6
    • Airbnb / Mktg Jonny555
      OP
      What if you still have zero shares vested when it IPOs, however? Then you just have a normal tax bill as they normally would best and you can decide whether to sell?
      Nov 2, 2019
    • WeWork lBKJ26
      The value of your stock vested counts towards your regular income tax. Most companies automatically sell a portion of the shares you vest for tax withholding.
      Nov 2, 2019
  • Credit Karma Señor SWE
    Taxes? No. New shares will be issued and that‘ll devalue your shares. You pay tax at vest.
    Oct 30, 2019 0

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