Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceInvesting · 1 month ago

Are dividends taxed only if stock is rising?

What if your Apple stock falls this year by 30% and the dividend rises by 1%.  Given you lost a TON more in stock value, do you still get taxed on the dividend?

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  • 1 month ago

    You are still taxed on the dividend.

    The stock falling doesn't affect your taxes while you still own it. However, when you sell the stock, you can use up to $3000 per year of loss in value to offset other income so that you don't pay as much tax.

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    yes you're still taxed on dividends

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  • 1 month ago

    The price is meaningless until you sell.  If you buy 100 shs of  Apple at $300 and it drops to $250 you have 100 shs of Apple.  You don't realize a loss unless you sell. 

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  • 1 month ago

    You pay tax on the dividends. If you sell the stock at a loss, you deduct a capital loss.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Stock prices are unrelated to dividends. Dividends are always taxable.

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  • Robert
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    You have not lost or gained until you cash in the stock. Therefore you are taxed on the dividend and will be taxed on the gain or credited with the loss when you sell the stock. You are taxed on the income you receive and not the holdings you have.

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