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I have been granted restricted shares (RSAs) which vest 25%

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I have been granted restricted shares (RSA's) which vest 25% per quarter over a 1 year period, as a director of a public company.

I have filed an 83b, within 30 days of the grant date. When do I have to pay the estimated tax---now or ech quarter as the shares vest?

Welcome and thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you with your tax question.


Generally, you are subject to income tax when your restricted stock grant vests. The
taxable income is the difference between the purchase price (usually $0) and
the market value on the vest date. If you wish to pay your taxes early, you can file a Section 83(b) election to accelerate the calculation and payment of income tax to the grant date. You have stated that you filed a Section 83(b) within 30 days of the grant date; therefore, the payment of income tax would be due at that time and based on the value of the stock on that date.

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Hi, Kevin.


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