Deficiency Dividend

Deficiency Dividend

A dividend a personal holding company, real estate investment trust, or regulated investment company pays after the IRS has determined that certain taxes are owed, but before these taxes are paid. A company pays deficiency dividends in order to reduce its tax liability.
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A determination by the Service that a company is a PHC could result in a deficiency notice, which will require the PHC to distribute a deficiency dividend out of current gross income.
If the company distributes the deficiency dividend, it will not be subject to a penalty surtax.
If a PHC tax deficiency is assessed because of a bona fide difference of opinion with the IRS relating to an amount of income or deduction, there is a relief provision that permits the taxpayer to escape the PHC tax by the payment of a deficiency dividend.
131 per common share deficiency dividend payment to our shareholders.
In connection with the resolution, a cash deficiency dividend of $0.
If a determination is made that the REIT incorrectly calculated its taxable income and did not meet the distribution requirements for qualification as a REIT, a deficiency dividend may be appropriate.
The deficiency dividend now allows the REIT to make the additional distribution within 90 days of the determination and retain qualifying status without the additional tax penalty, although interest charges do apply.
Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) announced today that the dispute with the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") with respect to its examination of Ramco's taxable years ended December 31, 1991 through 1995 has been resolved and that, in connection with such resolution, a cash deficiency dividend to the Company's common shareholders has been declared.
The deficiency dividends mechanism, described in Sec.

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