Are common stock dividends taxed?

Answer According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), payment from a common stock dividend is taxable income. The tax rate of these dividends is equal to the highest rate of your employment income.Sourc... Read More »

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Does Common Stock Pay Dividends?

Common stocks can pay dividends. However, if a company has issued both preferred stock and common stock, it first must pay dividends to the owners of preferred stock. Only what is left can be used ... Read More »

How much were the dividends for GE common stock in 2008?

In 2008, GE paid a dividend of 31 cents per quarter on each share of its common stock. The total dividend for 2008 was $1.24, an increase of 9 cents over 2007's dividend payment.Source:GE: Dividend... Read More »

Why do companies pay dividends on common stock?

A dividend is a payment by the company to its shareholders for their ownership stakes in the company. Some companies choose to pay a high dividend yield, while others choose to not pay dividends at... Read More »

Does interest on preferred trust security have to be paid before common stock dividends?

Common stock dividends are paid after the interest on preferred trust security. Preferred stocks are technically equity securities, but have many of the same characteristics of debt instruments. Pr... Read More »