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I am finally having a chance to do some additional investing. We are both retired, so living off of our social security and stock portfolio. Just wondering if there is any difference between income tax on collecting dividends vs. just selling stock.

All other things being equal... Am I taxed the same if I sell $10,000 worth of stock shares once a year, or if I collect dividends of $10,000 in a given year? Thanks for your thoughts.

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