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Tax Advantages of Preferred Securities

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Many shares of preferred securities produce qualified dividend income which can be taxed at rates ranging between 0% to 20%, which is significantly lower than those of bond tax interest rates that can be taxed at a rate of as high as 39.6%. While much depends on an investors’ tax bracket and when the security was held, preferred dividend income is frequently taxed at a lower rate that other income. Each preferred security issued has a prospectus that should highlight the taxable status of its dividends. 


Source: Charles Schwab & IRS

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While we primarily incorporate investment grade preferreds to help enhance the overall portfolio’s current yield, the potential tax advantage of the income generated from preferred securities can be seen as an additional benefit of owning them. 

By understanding the nuances of preferred securities, you are better positioned to get the most out of this type of investment. 



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