Obviously, Stephen Hester will have to pay tax on his £963,000 bonus from RBS, but how much?
The bonus is in shares, but it is still liable for income tax, payable when the shares are handed over in 2013 and 2014.
So Hester is likely to have to pay 52% tax on the value at that time, made up of 50% income tax and 2% National Insurance.
Assuming the value will still be around £963,000, the tax charge will be £500,760.
He has to hold on to the shares for a period. Then, if he sells them, he is liable for Capital Gains Tax on any gain in value since the shares were handed over.
The CGT rate would be 28%.