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Is my sister entitled to a refund for IRS over-withholding? If so, how does she get the refund?

My sister has a taxable brokerage account with Interactive Brokers and invested in GE stocks (which collapsed, resulting in a massive capital loss written off on Line 132 of Schedule 3 on her T1 ...
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How common are stock/scrip dividends (as opposed to cash dividends) in US equity markets?

Coming from a background in Chinese equities I'm familiar with the idea that dividends can come in the form of either cash or stocks. As far as I can tell, they seem to exist in the US as well, but I ...
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How Much Am I Losing On Dividend Tax?

I bought a Vanguard S&P 500 ETF that is issued in Ireland, yet my country of residence is the Netherlands (I'm doing this since from what I see there is no current Dutch ETF that follows the S&...
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Did Schwab's Emerging Market ETF really pay no foreign tax related to the final distribution in 2018?

According to the 1099 from my broker, the Schwab Emerging Market ETF (SCHE) did not pay any foreign taxes associated with its final dividend for 2018, declared 12/28/2018. I'm quite skeptical as ...
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How do ADR vs U.S.-listed foreign corporations handle dividends to U.S. investors?

If a Japanese company pays 500 yen/share dividend for Japanese investors on a Tokyo exchange, how will they pay U.S. investors who bought their shares? If it's a U.S. listed foreign corporation? If ...
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Does the stock dividend tax depend on the exchange it is listed on?

Total is a french oil company listed on both Euronext Paris and NYSE. How does the location of the exchange affect de dividend tax? If I buy my shares on the NYSE, does the dividend tax depend on the ...
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Is there a dividend effect on stock prices? [duplicate]

If a stock costs $100 and the quarterly dividend is $3, can I expect the stock to drop $3 in value when: the dividend is announced? the dividend is granted? the dividend is paid?
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Closing a short position on the ex-dividend date

I understand that if I close a short position on the ex-dividend date then I owe the lender the dividend. It is taken from my account. Where does the money the company pays for the dividend on those ...
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US securities/brokerage account, owned by non-resident; tax liability

Assume the following scenario: natural person (not US citizen or Green Card holder) is tax-resident in some European (EU) country owns a US-based securities/brokerage account that holds shares of a ...
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How do U.S. stock exchanges specifically account for dividends and ex-dividend dates?

At another question about ex-dividend dates and withholding taxes, an answer from Bob Baerker says: Stock exchanges reduce share price by the exact amount of the dividend on the ex-dividend date [...
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Avoiding withholding tax by selling shares before ex-dividend date?

Recently I sold 3006 DLS shares the day before the ex-dividend date. On the ex-dividend date, for the same amount of the sale, I bought 3052 DLS shares. I have therefore gained 48 DLS shares. So ...
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Best way to cash-out for passive income

First, my investing knowledge is very limited (still new to this, still learning). Second, my question is somewhat unfocused, sorry about that but I hope that there is a somewhat concrete answer, ...
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Why should an investor care about a company that never pays a dividend? [duplicate]

If a company never pays a dividend, as a shareholder, why should I care if it's doing great and has positive media coverage and hype? What's in it for me? Is the fact it's reported, and analysed ...
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Where is my dividend?

I have been holding a stock "ASG" for almost one year. By the ASG Dividend History, I should get some dividend. I checked my account on TD Ameritrade, it only shows my share amount. But where can ...
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Stock markets and dividends: When exactly does one need to own shares to be entitled to the dividend? [duplicate]

I have a more or less formal question regarding dividends. If a company pays an (annual) dividend of - say - 5%, this is voted for/against on the annual general meeting. Now, the dividend is paid ...
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How inflation affects returns and dividends

How inflation is linked to returns AND dividends? We know that adj returns are (1+return)/(1+inflation) -1 But how do we account for dividends? Suppose: 10% annual return 3% inflation 4% dividend ...
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Why won't my pending dividends show up in Robinhood account?

BP is supposed to pay dividends tomorrow but when in Robinhood whenever I navigate to History -> Filter -> Dividends it says: When you receive your first dividend, it will show up here. Isn't there ...
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How is a dividend amount that is a fraction of a penny handled?

If I own 15 shares of a stock that makes a cash dividend payment of 0.635/share for a total dividend payment of $9.525, who determines how the half-penny is handled? I couldn't find any documentation ...
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How do Vanguard LifeStrategy 60 Inc units generate a yield when all the sub-funds are Acc units?

According to Vanguard's portfolio information for Lifestrategy 60 Inc units, the sub-funds of which it's made up are entirely Acc units (with the exception of an inconsequential 0.0% in a distributing ...
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Does reinvesting dividends after selling for a loss cause a wash sale? [duplicate]

I sold some fund shares with high turnover on my personal investment account with the intent of buying something similar later on my IRA account. However, after I sold (and within 30 days), I ...
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Using dividends to reduce short term capital gains?

Let's say I have $100 in short term capital gains this year. I will need to pay taxes on this gains at the my ordinary tax rate (which we shall assume is 37%). Let's also say there is a stock that ...
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How can I distinguish ordinary dividend from qualified dividend for when reporting amounts related to foreign financial assets in Turbotax (US taxes)?

How can I distinguish ordinary dividends from qualified dividends for when reporting amounts related to foreign financial assets (= hold in non-US brokerage accounts) on the Turbotax website when ...
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Why don't I just buy high yield dividend stocks? [duplicate]

https://www.nasdaq.com/dividend-stocks/ I am seeing percentage over 5%, 10% even. I know there are taxes and stuff but the numbers seem more appealing than things like online savings account (~2% ...
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Is it a good investment strategy to go long on “boring” companies (AT&T for example) and keep them around just because of their dividends?

Is it a good investment strategy to go long on "boring" companies (AT&T for example) and keep them around just because of their dividends or would it be better to trade more frequently companies ...
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How to quantify the cheapness (or overvaluedness) of a stock from dividend yield theory perspective?

Is there a way to quantify the potential cheapness (or overvaluedness) of a stock's price when comparing current and average dividend yield from a dividend yield theory (DYT) perspective? For example ...
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Taxes on Dividends in a Roth IRA

Do I have to pay taxes on dividends that I receive from stocks in my Roth IRA? I'm aware that I won't pay taxes on my money if I take it out after age 59.5 or if I take out less than or equal to the ...
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Are ETF trackers fundamentally better than individual stocks?

My situation: I am mostly interested in long-term dividend-paying investments. My philosophy is "only sell if the company becomes fundamentally worse", so I only pick stocks of companies I feel ...
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Do people still contribute to their Employer retirement accounts/ IRAs while doing dividend investing?

I was looking into dividend investing for a passive income for the far future. My question is, do people still contribute to their Employer retirement accounts/ IRAs while doing this? Do they ...
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Does a French citizen living in the US owning stocks in a brokerage account in France have to pay taxes on dividends to the French tax authorities?

Does a French citizen living in the United States and owning stocks in a brokerage account located in France have to pay taxes on dividends to the French tax authorities (fisc)? Additional ...
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Is this the correct way to calculate how much I'll get paid on Dividend Payable date?

I'm brand new to purchasing stocks and I have a question. If I purchase, say, one share of Exxon at $78.19, do I divide 78.19 by 4.09 (Dividend Yield/Amount) = 19.117 ? Would this mean I would get ...
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Why do people buy stocks that pay no dividend?

Before recently, Apple Inc. did not give dividend to shareholders. This makes me curious why people buy Apple Inc. stocks; while it might be due to the expectation of selling stocks at a higher price,...
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Income from dividends and rental

My total income for this tax year is £5600 from share dividends and £6000 from rental income, i.e., £11600 should I be filling out a tax return or some such. Or am I one of the people who is ...
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Are stock buybacks similar to dividends?

I read an article about share buybacks. Tax Benefit In many ways, a buyback is similar to a dividend because the company is distributing money to shareholders. Traditionally, a major advantage ...
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Stock dividend payments; how is payment made? [duplicate]

Dividend payments; where do they get paid into?
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Identifying “Dividend Stocks”

Can anyone point me towards some information on investing in dividend stocks, and how to identify good companies? Are there any metrics? I am fairly illiterate when it comes to finance and stocks, but ...
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Why in this example is only 50% of the dividend qualified instead of 100% of the dividend?

Example taken from here: (...) The dividend income from the 2,000 shares held 49 days would not be qualified dividend income. The dividend income from the 8,000 shares held at least 61 days ...
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There was a year recently when McDonald’s paid both a dividend and some type of special bonus (total ~7billion?). What was this?

There was a famous news story from the past few years where, in addition to normal dividends, McDonald’s paid some type of large bonus (I think it was over 7 billion)? To shareholders. Though ...
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Italian Taxes on U.S. Citizen Resident of Italy with Dividends from Permanently Established U.S. Company

NOTE: the goal of asking this question is not to avoid paying legitimate taxes, but to simply determine which state has precedent for payment of taxes due. Based on the U.S. Italy Tax Treaty income ...
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What happens to ETF distributions during a market crash'?

Every month I invest a percentage of my income in three ETF's. Two provide distributions and income to me every three months. My thoughts are: The distributions come from dividends from the ...
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How do ETF dividends work

How do dividends work when being paid via an ETF? A dividend is a share of the profit, paid to the shareholders. Whilst that is understandable when owning a stock of an individual business, how does ...
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If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything?

I read somewhere that companies are not required to pay dividends to shareholders (this is correct, yes?). If so, then if company A never pays dividends to its shareholders, then what is the point ...
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Intelligent Investor Example from Chapter 1

As per Intelligent Investor Chapter 1 example In 1965 the investor could obtain about 4½% on high-grade taxable bonds and 3¼% on good tax-free bonds. The dividend return on leading common stocks (...
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Long Term Stock Investment and Compounding

I have a query that's been bugging me. I have been investing in the UK stock market + funds for around a year now. Current Investments - Retirement Fund - FTSE index Fund - Managed Accumulation ...
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Take money out of paycheck into income producing asset(s)

My company has a 401k plan where they would take out money from my paycheck and match whatever I put into it. The concept of taking money out of my paycheck every two weeks and put it into a ...
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To what extent can dividends be seen as an informed and careful conclusion about the company's long term ability to at least maintain it?

John Lintner found that management aimed to have a stable payout ratio target but, in fact, it is often the dividend itself that is kept stable and that reverting a dividend hike in the future would ...
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Why isn't the retained earnings of a public company always distributed back to the shareholders?

Shareholders own a public company, so why shouldn't all of a company's income be distributed back to them? Why are dividends (if any) just a small fraction of a company's retained earnings?
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5% Dividend, 20% Price Drop. Whats the point?

This was asked by someone earlier but I did not get the answers. What's the point of buying dividend stocks for yield when the stock's price itself may decline so much more? Here's just one of the ...
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Why are dividends seen as a good thing for investors? [duplicate]

Why are dividends generally seen as a good thing for investors? For example, you can look at this Barrons article where it states Broadcom (ticker: AVGO) plans to boost its quarterly dividend by 51%, ...
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When are bond ETF dividends taxed?

From what I've read, the dividends of bond ETFs (like HYG or JNK) are taxed at the ordinary income tax rate (up to 39.6%). Is this tax withheld before the dividend is paid out to the investor? Or is ...
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Where do Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) lie on the risk/yield spectrum?

MLPs are required to pay profits to their limited partners. Dividend stocks can choose to stop paying dividends. Corporate bonds payments are fixed interest (a set number) but MLP payments are usually ...