## Dividend tax question

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hoops777
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### Dividend tax question

Using simple rounded numbers.
Say top of 12 pct bracket is 80,000 for married.
Taxable income is 85,000, so 5000 over 12 pct bracket.
How would 3000 of qualified dividends be taxed.
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brawlrats
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### Re: Dividend tax question

15% assuming all qualified dividends. QDs and LTCGs stack on top of ordinary income.

If you were able to get your ordinary taxable income below \$80,000, the difference up to the top of the 12% bracket would be taxed at 0% for QDs and LTCGs.
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### Re: Dividend tax question

It can be complicated because it will depend on what other income and credits get affected. The only way to know for your particular situation is to do a mock tax return.
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hoops777
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### Re: Dividend tax question

brawlrats wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:08 pm 15% assuming all qualified dividends. QDs and LTCGs stack on top of ordinary income.

If you were able to get your ordinary taxable income below \$80,000, the difference up to the top of the 12% bracket would be taxed at 0% for QDs and LTCGs.
So the max is 15% of the 5000 amount above the 12 % bracket or \$750 in this example.
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MrJedi
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### Re: Dividend tax question

Assuming 0% LTCG/QCD also stops at 80k, then all 3k QCD is taxed at 15%.
brawlrats
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### Re: Dividend tax question

hoops777 wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:24 pm
brawlrats wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:08 pm 15% assuming all qualified dividends. QDs and LTCGs stack on top of ordinary income.

If you were able to get your ordinary taxable income below \$80,000, the difference up to the top of the 12% bracket would be taxed at 0% for QDs and LTCGs.
So the max is 15% of the 5000 amount above the 12 % bracket or \$750 in this example.
\$82k would be taxed using the normal tax tables, so \$2,000 of your \$5,000 over the 12% bracket would be taxed at 22% and the other \$3,000 at 15%.
Hyperchicken
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### Re: Dividend tax question

A picture worth a thousand words:

https://engaging-data.com/tax-brackets/ ... 00&cg=3000

\$3,000 of qualified dividends is in 15% LT CG bracket, so tax = 3000*.15 = \$450.
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hoops777
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### Re: Dividend tax question

Thanks to all.
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