Companies Rush Dividends To Beat Possible Tax Hike
By: Jim Zarroli
November 28, 2012
Many companies are giving shareholders special year-end dividends in the expectation that tax rates will increase next year. The dividend tax rate for high earners could jump from 15 percent to 43.4 percent. That's leading to a flurry of payouts, including sizable ones to company insiders.
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