We need to talk about dividends

We need to talk about dividends

How much to expect after tax is just one issue. The canny investor should be more concerned about the sustainability and growth of their dividends

In one sense, for Irish investors – especially those taking their dividends on their equities outside of their pension fund - there is a lot more to consider than the annual income they are going to get from the dividend flow.

Let’s start with the taxation of dividends. I start with this for several reasons. First, despite income in pension funds generally being tax free while they are being accumulated, there are nonetheless taxation issues because...

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