However, the way it happens now is that the money will first be taxed as Corporate Profit at a rate of 35% thus making the distribution to the owners not $10,000.00 each but $6,500.00 each. That money is then added to their personal income as a Qualified Divident and taxed at the rate of 15% or $975.00 (with no personal deductions or exemptions)
So the effective tax rate paid by a Shareholder of a corporation under Qualifying Dividends is 44.75%.
That's higher than the rest of us pay. But because people only see the $975.00 everyone thinks they are getting away with a dodge.
When in fact they are paying more than the rest of us.
P.S. Buffet's Secretary makes over $400,000.00 a year.