Dividend income

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Dividend income

Distribution of earnings to shareholders that may be in the form of cash, stock, or property. Mutual fund dividends are paid out of income, usually on a quarterly basis, from interest generated by a fund's investments. Also known as a dividend distribution.

Dividend Income

Dividends paid to shareholders in a publicly-traded company or mutual fund. Various factors, notably how long one has held the shares and whether one reinvests the dividend, determine whether dividend income is taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, or not taxed until one sells the shares. Dividend income is also called dividend distribution. See also: Dividend reinvestment plan.
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NYSE: ZFC) reported revised tax reporting information regarding dividend distributions on its common stock for the tax year ended December 31, 2014.
The source of payments of principal and interest on the notes consists of the collateral and dividend distributions to the company by the captive reinsurer.
Essentially, there are three ways to incur tax liabilities from mutual funds: capital gains distributions by the fund; dividend distributions by the fund; and capital gains arising from the sale or exchange of shares.
the court ruled in favor of the taxpayer, stating that the Service was arbitrary and capricious in its attempt to characterize loan repayments and dividend distributions made to the S shareholders as wages subject to employment taxes.
The court found the Service's argument more persuasive, and held that dividend distributions did occur, since sufficient earnings and profits existed at the time of the distribudons.