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Subject:  Re: RSU Questions Date:  3/24/2013  6:58 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  118139 of 123001

1. I do not need to declare a stock sale in 2012 on this because it's already included in my 2012 income and taxes paid, right?

Correct, but for the wrong reason. RSUs are a bit different than options. RSUs are pretty much just funny money. They aren't real - they are simply a piece of paper. When they are finally released to you, your company has to go out to the market (or dip into it's treasury stock) to get the shares they are giving to you. So they really took cash equivalent to 168 shares, used part of that to buy stock and used the balance for the various payroll