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I work for a US company who granted me phantom shares a

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Hi, I work for a US company who granted me phantom shares a number of years ago. I have a decision now whether to take those shares as cash or roll them over to Class A shares. Question I have is how tax is taken if I choose to roll them over
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: UK based
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: None, I have this week to advise the company of my choice. I understand the tax rules if I claim the money, but I dont understand the tax rules if I roll them from Phantom into real class A shares
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Tax
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
The big question I have is whether or not I will need to pay any tax now or at the end of this tax year myself or whether the tax is taken during the transfer and therefore I dont have to pay anything myself
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hi, just checking if my questions are clear or whether you require any other information ?
Expert:  Sam replied 14 days ago.
Hi


if you roll over then you do not pay any tax until these Class A shares are sold at which point you gain will be the sale cost less the original acquisition price (prior to the roll over)
Thanks

Sam