04 Aug 2020
What is the best way to optimise the buying of dividend paying US stocks since Singapore imposes a tax dividend on them?
E.g. stocks like KO, DIS, and is it ever worth it compared to buying SG dividend stocks which 1) there is no taxation on dividends 2) less costs involved?
If anyone could provide some experience in this area it would be greatly appreciated thanks!!
It is US who imposed the 30% wht, singapore itself does not imposed tax on foreign-sourced investment income.
Best way to optimise buying dividend paying US stocks?
Buy stocks that keep growing their dividends like Dividend Kings etc
Buy stocks only at a hefty discount margin & at a high dividend yield to offset inevitable 30% wht
Buy stocks via brokerages that dont charge dividend-handling fees
You can't really escape the 30% withholding tax on dividends if you are buying US stocks. But if you are buying index funds, you can buy Ireland Domiciled Funds, which only charges 15% withholding tax.
For example, fund that tracks S&P performance, instead of VOO, you could buy VUSD that is domiciled in Ireland.
For a fund that tracks tech companies, instead of XLK, you could buy SXLK that is domiciled in Ireland.
The 30% withholding tax is applied to non US residents so its unavoidable. If you really want to buy...
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