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Help with taxation on employee stock program

Hi,

Im an American working in the Swiss office of my company. I technically work for the Swiss registered version, but I purchase stock of the parent company through our employee stock program.

Does anyone have experience with dealing with the capital gains taxing in this case? I have heard rumors of being taxed here on sold shares which sit in my U.S. account. Will I also be accountable for paying cap. gains to the US gov.?

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Help with taxation on employee stock program

As a principle, employee shares are subject to taxation in Switzerland at grant (provided that the shares are irrevocable acquired at this time). Any capital gain realized upon sale of the shares should not be subject to taxation in Switzerland.
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Re: Help with taxation on employee stock program

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Hi,

Im an American working in the Swiss office of my company. I technically work for the Swiss registered version, but I purchase stock of the parent company through our employee stock program.

Does anyone have experience with dealing with the capital gains taxing in this case? I have heard rumors of being taxed here on sold shares which sit in my U.S. account. Will I also be accountable for paying cap. gains to the US gov.?

Thanks for any help.
I believe you will definitely be liable for tax to the US government for any capital gains, however it seems that you will not pay tax in switzerland on capital gains (can someone confirm?)

The reason I brought up this thread is to ask what happens here with company stock purchased at a discount (20%) Is that discount taxable?
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