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How Changes to the Tax Rate on Stock Dividends May Affect You
Thursday, September 30th, 2010
There are several potentially major changes to how much tax you will have to pay on stock dividends. Here is some advice that you need to consider about your investment portfolio. Under current U.S. tax law, dividends paid to holders of U.S. corporate or publicly-traded stock are currently taxed at the same rate as long-term capital gains. This rate is generally much lower than the rate that a taxpayer will pay on his or her ordinary income. Taxpayers in the highest tax bracket, for example, are subject to the highest ordinary income tax rate of 35%, but income from “qualified...

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