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Subject:  Re: Qualified Dividends Question Date:  11/1/2013  2:21 AM
Author:  ptheland Number:  119430 of 121572

Preferred stocks are a whole different mess. They're not typically qualified dividends, although it's technically possible. Most often they're non-qualified dividends. Return of capital is also possible, and even interest income is a remote possibility.

Your best bet is to ask investor relations how they expect the payments to be categorized.

--Peter
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