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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:33 PM

3. I don't know.

I have had it explained to me a million times and I still don't understand it. I have had it explained to me that the government wants to encourage investment in businesses through stocks, so taxes those gains at a lower rate. I have had it explained to me that dividends and interest are considered unearned income, and the IRS taxes unearned income either not at all or differently.

I don't understand it at all.

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