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What about dividends from bond mutual funds? If you hold individual bonds, the interest they generate is fully taxable, so it doesn't make sense that the dividends from a collection of bonds wouldn't also be. Right?

Right. The general rule is that the only dividends that will qualify for the reduced rates are those which have already been taxed at the corporate level. (There are other restrictions, but this is the most significant one). Any dividend that is not coming directly from a corporation may not qualify (note, I didn't say "won't") for the reduced rate. Dividends from mutual funds, etc., will probably be partially qualified and partially unqualified.

Ira
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