Who Benefits from Ending the Double Taxation of Dividends?

Feb 01 2003

President Bush’s proposal to end the double taxation of dividends has been criticized as a tax break for the rich because high income individuals receive the majority of taxable dividends. If dividend taxes were eliminated, these individuals would pay less in taxes; to many observers, this suggests that eliminating dividend taxes would benefit the wealthy and no one else.

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    President Bush’s proposal to end the double taxation of dividends has been criticized as a tax break for the rich because high income individuals receive the majority of taxable dividends. If dividend taxes were eliminated, these individuals would pay less in taxes; to many observers, this suggests that eliminating dividend taxes would benefit the wealthy and no one else.DividendDoubleTax.pdf (274.9 KBs)