I've got shares in a US software company traded on the Nasdaq that I acquired through an employee share purchase plan (ie: I work for the company). Over a number of years the company deducted a % of my gross income to pay for the shares which were bought in 6-monthly batches. They're held in a US E-Trade account (set up by the company) so I've never actually moved money in/out, or transacted with the account.
Now I'd like to sell some of those shares to buy/sell other US shares.
What's the best 'structure' (personal/trust/company) to use for this?
Since I'm not bringing any money back to Oz, any idea on the tax-implications (US and Australia)?
What happens if I do want to bring the money back?
Happy to take recommendations on do's/don'ts from anyone that's currently trading in the US....