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Dividend Alerts - Launch of Dividend Value Database
July 17, 2012

July 17th, 2012

  • Dividend Value Database has gone live

  • British Land dividends

  • Pre-launch announcement of A Little Savvy Report

Dear subscriber

Several weeks ago we officially launched our Dividend Alerts Archive providing exclusive access for Dividend Alerts subscribers with regards to information on dividend updates of a number of companies we are following, as well as more general articles published previously.

We also announced the launch of our proprietary Dividend Value Database to subscribers of Dividend Income

I am happy to see that several Alerts subscribers have taken up our discounted subscription rate for two year. Which remains open till the end of August.

Early summer dividends

The summer period is normally a period when only a few companies announce their results, such as:

British Land

Earlier in July, British Land announced that its fourth quarter dividend for the year 2011/12 is 6.6 pence, going ex-dividend on 04 July and payable on 10 August. The dividend is evenly split between a normal dividend and a property income distribution(PID).

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) of which British Land is one are property shares which have adopted REIT status due to certain tax advantages.

Part of the dividend payout at REITs may be the same as any other company dividends with the same tax treatment, but some may be PIDs depending on how the company derived its income. PIDs are taxed differently. The basic rate is deducted at source, rendering them for tax purposes as more similar to interest received rather than dividends.

Whilst basic rate taxpayers' liability will be satisfied by the deduction at source from PIDs, higher rate shareholders will be liable for additional tax on PIDs so that their full marginal rate, 40% (or 50%), will eventually be due on the gross figure.

However if REITs shares are held in ISAs, then no tax is due on PIDs. In an ISA, PIDs are on an equal tax footing with normal dividends.

Pre-launch announcement of Little Savvy Reports

Following on from the success of our Guide to Dividend Investing (html link), we are currently at the finishing stages to publish our next e-book: A Little Savvy Report on Wealth Creation.

Little published research disclosed that the general public in the United Kingdom has a distinct lack of knowledge about basic saving and investing terms and concepts. In the long term, this is likely to harm millions of people financial futures.

We have decided to step in. In order for people to become better informed savers, investors and (future) retirees, we have decided to start publishing concise and easy-to-read ebooks under our own ‘inprint’ A Little Savvy Report.

We'll be releasing A Little Savvy Report on Wealth Creation, at the end of August, followed by A Little Savvy Report on helping to Get Your Children Get Rich.

Till next time

Steven Dotsch
Managing editor
EMAR Publishers
Dividend Income @Investoretire

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