Will higher taxes lead to a sell-off in dividend stocks? Not so fast

  • by: MATTHEW CRAFT , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 16, 2012 - 5:17 PM

NEW YORK - If Washington allows tax cuts to expire at the end of the year, taxes on dividends will nearly triple for the highest-paid Americans. That's led some experts to warn of a looming collapse for popular dividend-paying stocks. When Uncle Sam charges a higher tax on something, they reason, it drives people away.

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