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Deemed exercised

Post by Pinshot » Wed, 25 Apr 2018 2:14 pm

So I worked in SG for a year for an American company and got RSUs that only some have vested and that can’t be sold as company isn’t public.

Anyway I left Singapore a year ago and still work for the US arm. I got a note saying I must pay a huge sum on those RSU. Deemed exercised rule. I can’t pay at all as I have not made a penny from these stocks.

So my question is can I just ignore it? I will never return to SG.

Anyone else have experience with this? Do IRAS chase me overseas even knowing I didn’t make any money to deprive them?

I settled all other taxes before leaving Singapore. Company just never bothered to tell them about the RSU until a year too late and they never got a tax clearance for me as I understand

I would rather just ignore this whole thing...

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Re: Deemed exercised

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 25 Apr 2018 9:31 pm

1. Ignore it.
2. Ask the company to cancel the vesting (at a loss or parity) and report the loss to IRAS.
3. Engage someone here to explain to IRAS they are looking for something that doesn't exist.
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