To Reduce Your US Tax Bill, Keep Dividends Qualified

Paul Robertson and Tuppence Russo

The recently passed American Tax Relief Act (ATRA) raised the top tax rate for qualified dividends, but it scarcely affected the benefit this rate provides to investors. That’s because ATRA also raised the top tax rate on ordinary income—the rate investors have to pay for nonqualified dividends—by nearly as much. (more…)

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