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The good times for dividend income - 402 of the S&P 500 are making payouts this year, the...

The good times for dividend income - 402 of the S&P 500 are making payouts this year, the highest since 1999 - could end in 2013 if current law nearly tripling the tax rate on divvies to 43.4% isn't changed. Instead, look for the money to shift from payouts to buybacks, says Howard Silverblatt.
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  • Stephen J Melnykevich
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    What do we think the government will do with this issue? I think a likely outcome is somewhere between current rate and 43.4%. I wish it would stay at current levels but see that unlikely.
    8 Aug 2012, 01:06 PM Reply Like
  • Cheesehusker
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    I'd like a div tax rate of 0 - triple taxation sucks
    8 Aug 2012, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • DianeLee
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    The lower rate on dividend income is and was meant to encourage investment in the Market. Unfortunately, those in charge aren't well based in economics.
    8 Aug 2012, 02:01 PM Reply Like
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