The Zero Percent Tax Rate on Capital Gains

November 11, 2009 | Roger McEowen

 

Under present law, 2010 is the final year in which capital gains and qualified dividends will not be subject to tax in the hands of certain individual taxpayers – those in the two lowest tax brackets. This zero percent rate became available beginning in 2008 and raises significant planning questions and opportunities for lower-income taxpayers, and other taxpayers that can utilize tax management strategies to minimize income to take advantage of the zero percent rate.

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