Thursday, April 20, 2006
The Joint Economic Committee yesterday released Mutual Fund Shareholders' Taxes Jump:
A surge in capital gain distributions in 2005 contributed to a large increase in taxes paid by mutual fund shareholders in the most recent filing season, Chairman Jim Saxton said today. Saxton based his remarks about this growing tax burden on a new study released by the respected Lipper research organization. According to the Lipper study, long-term capital gain distributions made by mutual funds surged 152 percent from 2004 to 2005.