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Tax treatment of dividends paid on short positions

If a retail investor holds a short position when the stock goes ex-div, they must therefore pay a dividend to the buyer of the short. What is the tax treatment for this dividend payment the investor ...
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Would a UK resident who pays tax to a foreign country on dividends (of less than <£2,000) need to file Self Assessment for this reason?

Suppose an American expat taxpayer living in the United Kingdom earns dividends on U.S. stocks that fall below the UK's tax-free dividend allowance of £2,000, and this is the only income they have ...
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What are "Tax Relief Fees" on American Depositary Receipt (ADR) dividends?

I noticed that a "Tax Relief Fee" is usually deducted from ADR dividends. Consider AXA ADR's (OTC: AXAHY) 2020 cash dividend announcement, which includes a "Tax Relief Fee" of $0....
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Who reports the dividend for ACTS transfer, Outgoing or Incoming brokerage?

When a taxable brokerage account is transferred from one broker to another and as the old broker receives( and in turn forward to new broker) the dividend after the transfer as Dividend pay date is ...
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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 personal allowance used up by being paid in America?

I have just started a limited company in the uk and I’ve been contracting my services since jan 1st 2021. Previously I was being paid by an American company. All tax etc. was done in America and I was ...
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US Tax treatment of dividends from single member consulting firm, a UK Private Limited Company

US citizen in UK has a salary from one firm which includes National Insurance withholding, and also owns a UK Private Limited Company to which client payments are made for his consulting work. UK tax ...
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How can I collect unclaimed dividends?

Suppose that decades ago, I owned shares in a public company, and held onto the stock certificates. Suppose the company never managed to pay me dividends because they could not locate me, and I never ...
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Australian freelancing in UK

I am an Australian citizen and resident for tax purposes, but I have recently moved to the UK and planning on staying here for around 6 months. I have a valid working visa. I have picked up some ...
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Are foreigners who buy UK ETFs subjected to a withholding tax?

Currently, when a foreigner buys U.S ETFs, the dividends or income (in the case of bond ETF) will be taxed at 30%. Suppose a foreigner, say an American or Singaporean, buys a UK bond ETF. Is there a ...
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Do non-resident aliens have to pay US taxes on dividends from ADRs?

If a US non-resident alien owns some shares of an ADR that pays dividends, does the US government collect any tax on those dividends? I understand that, for non-resident aliens, there is a 30% tax on ...
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What does "No Sweep" Mean in Citibank Context

I am in the process of opening Traditional IRA account with Citibank (currently have checking and saving account at Citibank) Purpose is to purchase ETF for long-term. Form has section to determine ...
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Dividend and Capital gain taxes for F-1 student

I'm an F-1 student under OPT working full time in NYC. I have a brokerage account with Fidelity. I pay income taxes as a non-resident (1040NR)as I am in F-1 and my F-1 Visa started on 2014. While ...
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What is the tax treatment for dividends paid on open CFD positions?

If an investor has an open CFD position when the underlying stock goes ex-div, there will be a payment made to the margin account in lieu of dividend. This is to ensure the investor does not actually ...
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Salary vs Dividend: is this example wrong?

I saw a link to a great article in old (2012) question. http://vereecke.ca/index.php/articles/will-that-be-salary-or-dividends/ I've tried understanding the article well, but I think that the author ...
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Why is a share repurchase considered a payout to investors?

I have read many financial analysis articles that seem to calculate a company's payouts to its shareholders like this: total payout = cash dividends + share repurchases I can easily see why a cash ...
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Individual tax from dividend of Georgian Virtual Zone Company

I am programmer. I would like to open Company in Virtual Zone of Georgia. I will be tax resident of Georgia. I do not know what tax should I pay. I will have only clients out of Georgia. So in my ...
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What tax do I pay when I close a limited company?

I used to be an IT contractor for many years. With recent IR35 changes, I have decided to take up a permanent/FTC job. Over the past year my contract has been under IR35, so I am paying paye tax etc. ...
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What stops the depositary banks of American Depositary Receipts (ADR) from charging the maximum possible fees?

Depositary banks of ADRs periodically charge depositary fees (custodial fees) to the owners of the ADRs by subtracting from ADR dividends. The maximum fees that the depositary bank is allowed to ...
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How much of a bond ETF's dividends are tax-free for US non-resident aliens?

Normally, for US non-resident aliens, the withholding tax on dividends is 30%. However, dividends that qualify as "portfolio interest" are not taxed (i.e 0% tax). When a US domiciled bond ...
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US taxation of dividends for non-resident aliens: corporation vs master limited partnership

A US non-resident alien wishes to invest in a company: Brookfield Infrastructure. Two securities are available for this purpose: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE: BIP), and Brookfield ...
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Help on calculating national insurance obligations as a director of a UK based limited company

For the Jan 2020 to Jan 2021 I was working and being paid in the US. All tax etc. was paid in the US. I came back to the UK and started a business - a limited company where I am director and only ...
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Accounting for dividends of stocks held for 3rd party

Assuming I hold a number of stocks in a brokerage account for a 3rd party which pays dividends. The broker automatically deducts taxes and debits the remaining money in the account. How do I ...
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Has Sharesight calculated my dividend's foreign source income correctly?

I recently received my first dividend from the ASX:IVV S&P 500 ETF. In the Components of Distributions announcement it says that the Foreign Sourced Income is 99.9998% of the cash distribution. I ...
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Does the Depository Trust Company (DTC) publicly announce ADR custodial fees?

To see the historical custodial fees charged by depository banks on ADRs, I usually go to the depositary banks' websites where, if lucky, I am able to find the historical fee information. Today, I ...
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Why do some monthly bond ETFs have no dividend in January?

For example, the following bond ETFs have monthly dividends except in January: 1) https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/funds-and-etfs/vteb/dividend-history: ------------...
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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 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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How to fill out Canada T5 dividends to US 1040 form?

I have T5 from Canada, box 24 call actual amount of eligible dividends . box 25 call taxable amount of eligible dividends, box 26 call dividends tax credit for eligible dividends, box 18 call capital ...
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Taxes on capital gains and dividends for non-resident alien

I am a citizen of Spain living in Spain. In the past I lived in the US for over 10 yrs. During the time I lived in the US I opened a brokerage account to trade stocks. Now I have two options: Claim ...
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Why my tax calculation (SA302) doesn't show my dividends through a service company?

I've submitted my tax return (Self Assessment) to HMRC for the recent year and I've enter my total of the dividends (from my Limited company as contractor) into Service companies box as below: as per ...
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Time to receive foreign dividends (SET) to N. America

Is there an expected time to receive foreign dividends? It seems to take weeks or longer to receive dividends from stocks on the SET exchange. Granted they have to do a currency conversion and take ...
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tracking dividend payments automatically

I want to create a dynamic spreadsheet somewhere(maybe google docs) that will log my dividends that I receive. I have stocks at Fidelity and Tradeking. Currently I get an email every time I receive ...
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What is the difference of buying Coca-Cola shares from the NYSE vs Xetra?

What is the difference of buying Coca-Cola shares from the NYSE vs Xetra? I understand that the NYSE is in USD and Xetra is in EUR but the question here is about risks, dividends, and any other ...
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Tax-free dividends because of double payment?

I have just received a dividend of 0.11 $, from which 15% withholding tax was deducted. On the same day I received a dividend of 3,40$ from the same company, but without paying withholding tax. (for 3 ...
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How do I report stock dividends for US nonresident taxes on my income tax return?

Foreigner filing U.S. taxes with form 1040-NR. I own stock of a U.S. company in a foreign brokerage account and had U.S. tax withheld from dividends based on form W-8 BEN. How do I report this income ...
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What's the best and fastest way to close a Private Limited company in India?

I am winding down my company in India (Incorporated 2010) as I have moved out of the country. There is very little income and expense monthly. Only 2-3 employees remaining. There is about INR 7,500,...
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How much more tax will I pay on dividends for US stocks as an Irish tax resident?

I'm a Canadian citizen living in Ireland. I'm an Irish tax resident. I bought some US-based stocks on Degiro and eToro. e.g. Apple, Microsoft, Coca-cola. Ireland has a double taxation treaty with the ...
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Finding the share price of a company couple years from now using the dividend discount model (practice)

A company is growing at a constant rate of 8%. Last week it paid a dividend of $3.00. If the required rate of return is 15%, what is the price of the share three years from now? My initial thought was ...
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Mutual Funds Investment advice needed for beginner

I am planning to start investing in mutual funds now. I am a beginner and young(28). I plan on doing investments as a lump sum and SIP. I plan to invest 5 lakhs via lump sum now and SIP of 20k per ...
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Do dividends paid on short positions count when reporting taxes?

If I'm long Company A that paid me $100 in dividends and I'm short Company B that I paid $100 in dividends... do I report $0.00 to the IRS? Do I sum dividends in and out?
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Canadian taxes: Is it possible to declare dividends for a small business corporation with no other income other than investments (passive income)?

I have a small business that is now dormant since I switched to full time employment This is a small inc created before the professional corporations were defined by the Canada Revenue Agency (not ...
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