RSU Tax Strategies, With Isaac Presley

Restricted stock units (RSUs) are an increasingly popular form of compensation, especially in the tech industry. Since RSU vesting is a taxable event, it’s important for employees to understand the ramifications of this compensation.

Isaac Presley joins Michael to discuss the basics of RSU taxation and several strategies that can be used by investors facing a vesting event.

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Episode Highlights

  • Overview of restricted stock units, including a comparison to stock options.
  • Basics of RSU taxation.
  • Discussion of how investors should look at an RSU vesting event, and the options available to them.
  • Strategies to employ around vesting events, including the importance of maximizing tax efficient vehicles such as 401(k)s and HSA.
  • Common mistakes made with RSUs, and how to avoid them.

Episode Resources

Today’s Guest: Isaac Presley, Cordant Wealth Partners

About The Tax Efficient Investor Podcast

On the Tax Efficient Investor podcast, we show you how to protect, grow, and transfer your wealth by implementing tax-advantaged investment strategies. Host Michael Johnston demystifies tax strategies that are favored by the most successful and sophisticated investors, including 1031 exchanges, IRA & 401k plans, HSA accounts, trusts, real estate, and more.

Michael Johnston
Michael Johnston

Michael is the President at WealthChannel and the host of the Tax Efficient Investor podcast.