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Are dividends tax deductible expenses?

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ARE DIVIDENDS PAID A TAX...
ARE DIVIDENDS PAID A TAX DEDUCTIBLE EXPENSE FOR THE PAYER
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Dividends paid by corporations to their stockholders are not a deductible expense. What they do from an accounting perspective is to reduce Retained Earnings. Retained Earnings are defined as accumulated profits and losses since the company became incorporated minus dividends that have been paid.
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