Furthermore, a cut into dividend income would hurt retirees that rely on a dividend income stream to live. A reduction in their income could cause financial devastation. [S&P’s Dividend ETF Pick]
The effects of a hike on dividend taxation would touch upon several aspects of the U.S. economy. The possibility of any newfound growth spurt would be stunted, staving off a potential recovery.
Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.