When I started I was granted a given number of stock in RSU's. We got bought out so now the value of the RSU's is fixed at the amount of the buyout. I just passed my first year anniversary so I got paid out the first 25% of the RSU's. Rather than do it as a normal stock sale, they included it as a separate paycheck including social security, medicare etc, stuff you wouldn't normally withold from a stock sale(just capital gains). For that reason they took just over 40%. My assumption is that this will show up on a W2 end of year as just income, the check actually says bonus not stock sale, so I'm guessing I will get back some of that 40% in income tax refund? Just curious if that sounds right, everyone is in the same boat so depending on start date people get theirs and suddenly think man that's a lot of tax.I have to assume it will even out in the tax refund otherwise they're going to have some very angry employees because you're losing at least another 10% in taxes maybe more if the 40% held up.