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Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units: The Basics

Do you know your RSU’s?

Does your employer provide restricted stock or restricted stock units (RSUs)? Unlike stock options, this type of equity is always worth something, even if the price of the stock dramatically drops. What do you need to know about these options? This post shares the basics, from general concepts and differences between grant types to vesting schedules and taxes.

General Concepts of Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units

 Restricted stock units are almost identical to restricted stock; both are restricted ways of granting equity to employees. They’re “restricted” because they are dependent on a vesting schedule (such as length of employment or performance goals) and the company can impose limits on transfers or sales. The good news is they always hold some sort of value, even when the stock price drops. Read the rest of this entry »

Restricted Stock – What Makes It Different?

Restricted Stock – What Makes It Different?

Restricted stock, not to be confused with restricted stock unit (RSU), is a type of stock that can be issued to any employee of the company. Restricted stock is also referred to as “letter stock” or “section 1244 stock” because of its regulations outlined by the SEC under section 1244 of the Internal Revenue Code. As its name implies, restricted stock has limitations attached to it when it is issued from the employer to the employee. Meaning, the stock is not fully transferable until certain conditions that are required have been met. Read the rest of this entry »

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