Business / Taxes / Distribution: A distribution is money a mutual fund pays its shareholders either from the dividends or interest it earns or from the capital gains it realizes on the sale of securities in its portfolio. Unless you own the fund through a tax-deferred or tax-free account, you owe federal income tax on most distributions, the exception being interest income from municipal bond funds. That tax is due whether or not you reinvest the money to buy additional shares in the fund. You'll owe tax at your regular rate on short-term gains and on income from interest. The tax on qualifying dividends and long-term gains is calculated at your long-term capital gains rate. Your end-of-year statement will indicate which income belongs to each category. The term distribution is also used to describe certain actions a corporation takes. For example, if a corporation spins off a subsidiary as a standalone company, it will issue shares in that subsidiary to current stockholders. That’s considered a distribution. Corporate dividends may also be described as distributions.
Distribution Noun Synonyms: issuance, circulation, dissemination, giving (out), dispersal, dispensation, deployment
Distribution Verb Synonyms: apportionment, allotment, allocation, assignment, parcelling or also parceling out, sharing, deployment
Business / Taxes / Lump-Sum Distribution: When you retire, you may have the option of taking the value of your pension, salary reduction, or profit-sharing plan in different ways. For example, you might be able to take your money in a series MORE
Business / Finance / Primary Distribution: Sale of a new issue of stock or bonds, as distinguished from a secondary distribution. MORE
Business / Agriculture / Food Distribution Program On Indian Reservations (FDPIR): This program allows Indian Tribal Organizations to operate a food distribution program as an alternative to the food stamp program for those living on or near an Indian reservation. Eligibility for be MORE