Throughout my 5 years at Amazon, the taxes associated with Amazon’s RSU compensation were commonly misunderstood. This post will hopefully allow you to understand the basics around each situation. Is my RSU treated as ordinary income or capital gains income? The cash amount of the RSU at the time of vest, is considered ordinary income,
You’ve finally reached your RSU vesting date, now what? In this post we will review the three “Release Methods” with which you can have your RSU’s be processed as. Each option can change how you receive the RSUs and how much tax will be withheld from the award.