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. 

 

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