What is the difference in interest vs. dividends?

Answer Interest is a percentage of a loan's principal paid to the lender. The interest rate and payment dates are specified in the loan contract. Dividends are part of a company's profits that are paid to... Read More »

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What is the difference between dividends&interest expenses?

Both interest and dividend income are payments that individuals receive for their investments. Interest income is received when the individual loans out his funds to a company and thus receives int... Read More »

What Is the Difference Between Dividends & Interest Expenses?

Corporations finance themselves by either selling shares of stock to investors or taking out loans from creditors. These loans are often in the form of bonds, where corporations make interest payme... Read More »

What is the backup withholding rate on interest&dividends for 2007?

The backup withholding rate on interest and dividends for 2007 was 28 percent. This rate remains in effect until Dec. 31, 2010. Typically, interest and dividend payments are not subject to withhold... Read More »

Do all life insurance policies pay interest or dividends?

Life insurance is purchased before someone dies to pay for the costs of burial and support of survivors. There are two basic types of life insurance policies; investment policies which pay out divi... Read More »