double taxation


double taxation
Government taxation of the same money twice; specifically, earnings taxed first at the corporate level and then again as dividends at the stockholder level. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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double taxation UK US noun [U] TAX
a situation in which two or more governments charge tax on the same income or property: »

Developers complained that the factory faces double taxation, by the state and federal governments.

a situation in which a government charges tax on a company's profits, which it pays to its shareholders as dividends, and then charges the shareholders tax on the dividends: »

Double taxation occurs because corporations are considered separate legal entities from their shareholders.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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