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Subject: Re: Dilbert's 1-page personal finance guide Date: 9/23/2013 3:04 PM
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Aren't you talking about capital gains? Dividends in the 15% bracket are taxed at 10%, capital gains, 0%.

https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/personal-finance/taxpaye...


Reread the chart you linked to. Qualified dividends (what Ray is talking about, and generally will be what we think of as 'dividends' from publicly traded companies) are taxed in the same manner as long term capital gains, which is at 0% if one is in the 15% (or lower) bracket.

In addition to the chart you linked to which spells that out, here's a guide from UBS which discusses that at the very beginning.

http://www.ubs.com/us/en/wealth/_jcr_content/par/columncontr...

-synchronicity

Circular 230 Disclaimer - I don't claim to know nuttin' about taxes and am not offering an opinion or advice, talk to a real tax attorney or advisor, the IRS won't care what I typed if you screw up your taxes.
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