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Subject: Re: Dilbert's 1-page personal finance guide Date: 9/23/2013 2:24 PM
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Rayvt writes,

The Federal Gov't taxes the dividends on an S&P500 index fund at a fairly low rate (i.e., 10% for couples ...

Not me! Not me! Not me! Our dividends get taxed a 0%. Zero.

It's almost a game lots of people play -- more so for folks on Early Retirement & Financial Independence that here at TMF I think --
see how close you can get your taxable income to the top of the 15% bracket without going over.

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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...

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