I received a job offer with sign on bonus, which will be paid in the first month. There is a condition to it: if I leave within 1 year, I need to return the full bonus. If I leave within the second year, I need to return 50% of it.
However, if I accept this offer, I will receive the sign on bonus after tax. So if I return to them, I think I will return the amount after tax, is it right?
Of course, the recruiter is the right one to clarify about this problem. But I don't want to create an impression that I prepare to leave even before starting.
I'm in the US, where tax is very complicated.