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Subject:  Special Dividend Taxable? Date:  2/28/2009  3:18 PM
Author:  quitman100 Number:  104841 of 127753

Hi Everyone

I hold Smuckers stock and they issued a special dividend in October 2008. Does anyone know how I should report this on my income tax? The letter accompanying the check said it "allowed us to return capital" -- does that mean it is not treated as an ordinary dividend or something else.

Any help would be appreciated.


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