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Investment loan for shares tax deductibility

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Hi there, 

I am looking at the tax implications of using an investment loan from the bank to purchase high yield dividend stocks. As far as I have read, dividends are treated as assessable income provided they are paid out but not if they are reinvested through a reinvestment plan.

 

So if I understand correctly, if I were to get a personal loan of $50,000 on a 7% interest rate and found a company at a 7% p.a. dividend payout, I could use the $3500 interest payment on the loan as a income tax deduction on the $3500 dividend yield? Assuming middle tax bracket with marginal tax rate 32.5%, I am therefore am left with $1,136.5 earnings, a 2.275% profit on the $50,000 loan.

Does this method work or have I made an incorrect evaluation of how shares dividends can be treated tax wise?

Thanks
Sam

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@bigboy123 even if you re-invest it is classed as income. Yes you claim the interest charged as a deduction and the dividend is income added to your income and taxed at the applicable rate. 

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Devotee

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@bigboy123 even if you re-invest it is classed as income. Yes you claim the interest charged as a deduction and the dividend is income added to your income and taxed at the applicable rate.