Are dividends considered income?

Answer Ordinary dividends are considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Certain types of dividends are considered capital gains, but they are taxable as well. Dividends are reported to th... Read More »

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Do dividends reduce net income?

A company pays dividends out of the company's net income (the amount of a company's sales and other money brought in minus the company's expenses), thereby reducing the net income. The figure remai... Read More »

Are Dividends Taxed As Ordinary Income?

The Internal Revenue Code provides for special, reduced tax rates for dividends on equity investments. These reduced tax rates are intended to encourage individuals to increase capital investment i... Read More »

Do I add qualified dividends to total income on my taxes?

According to the IRS, you must include qualified dividend earnings when calculating your taxable income. Most qualified dividends are subject to taxes of 15 percent or less. People in the 10 to 15 ... Read More »

What income is considered low income for a family?

The United States sets a "poverty threshold," which is the minimum amount of money a person or family can make and still buy the basic necessities. As of 2009, that amount for a family of four aver... Read More »