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  • reits_r_us reits_r_us Dec 10, 2012 1:37 PM Flag

    2013 dividend tax


    What do you mean when you say, " I'm only concerned....who are investing in mReits....because they are no longer getting the reduced 15% tax"?

    They are not getting the 15%, as mReits, such as AGNC, pay ordinary tax on dividends, not 15%, already, and that will not change.


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    • There was an article on Yahoo today where the headline made it sound like mREITs might take a dividend hit, but in the 3rd or 4th paragraph it mentioned that they are already taxed as ordinary income. The article did mention that Obamacare adds another 3.8% (IIRC) for high dividend income. I forget what the threshold is but it's pretty high. If you are making that much on divvies you probably won't starve.

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      • mcmsbm Dec 11, 2012 8:44 AM Flag

        In addition to the 3.8%, there are now sruchargs of 50% and 100% of your Medicare premium, based on income; plus a surcharge for drug programs, even if you have a priavte drug plan... and more taxes to come from Obama-s hidden godie bag called OBAMA_SCAM...

      • The local restaurants have plenty of perfectly good food that gets dumped in their dumpsters which can use to supplement one’s diet once taxes go up and in so doing have one’s savings rate remain unaffected. Just make sure you don’t scrape the stuff off the sides and the bottom as it might be more than one day old. Not to be presumptuous as I know that any knowledgeable dumpster diver would know this but just in case you are a newbie.

    • I only own them in my IRA accounts so I didn't know that as it has never come up.

      So what that says is that the 2013 dividend rate change is a non event for mREITs. It makes you wonder why these tax articles are showing up in the news sections of the yahoo web pages for mREIT stocks since it is of no consequence.

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