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Week 5 Research Project1 - WEEK 7 RESEARCH PROJECT (Set #1)...

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WEEK 7 RESEARCH PROJECT (Set #1) Week 7 Research Project (Set #1)
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DeVry University Acct 429 RESEARCH ESSAY ASSIGNMENT 1 Dividends are payments made by a corporation to its shareholder members. It is the portion of corporate profits paid out to stockholders. When a corporation earns a profit or surplus, that money can be put to two uses: it can either be re-invested in the business or it can be distributed to shareholders. There are two ways to distribute cash to shareholders: share repurchases or dividends. Many corporations retain a portion of their earnings and pay the remainder as a dividend. Everybody knows that an important part of this unsolved problem is the double taxation of corporate dividends. This was partially addressed by tax reform under President George W. Bush by reducing the personal tax on qualified dividends to 15%. But dividends are still taxed twice: The corporation first pays a 35% federal income tax on them and then the recipient of the dividend pays again. Give corporations a tax deduction for all dividends they pay in cash and tax recipients of
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course ACCT 415 taught by Professor Johnson during the Summer '11 term at DeVry Arlington.

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Week 5 Research Project1 - WEEK 7 RESEARCH PROJECT (Set #1)...

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