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Subject:  Re: Restricted stock short term sale Date:  3/6/2014  2:08 PM
Author:  Wradical Number:  120383 of 123001

When the stock is granted it is considered income and when my broker sells and pays taxes the gains from the stock ceases to be earned income and is now capital gains. The money I earn from this stock cannot push me into a higher tax bracket even if it is sold prior to a year. Is this correct?

MJC

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Not necessarily. The general rule is that the value of the stock is income to y