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Extra $5k in base salary or sign on bonus?

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Base salary. Because your raises will be based off a higher original amount

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I’m confused Z1, are you trying to say it’s more tax to do bonus than base or just stating how much 5K is after tax? Bc if it’s the first reason, you should know bonus vs base aren’t taxed any differently. Just withheld differently

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Base, if u leave in less than a year, they may make u pay back sign on anyway. So no difference for first year in pay.

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Extra 5k in base salary 100%

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Base. Duh

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Usually people go for higher base.

Bonus and invest it

Base salary. Bonus is taxed more and if things don’t work out, you have a salary $5K more that you can use to shop around.

Bonus is not taxed more. The US has a marginal tax system where your total earned income is taxed exactly the same way. The only thing that is taxed differently for most people are capital gains

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If bonus is $1,000,000,234 then choose bonus over $5k salary bump 👍

How long you plan to stay and terms for sign on .. I prefer sign on as it is immediate cash however at 5K it’s not a lot

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