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pay dividends

To cause or produce good results in the future due to an investment of time, money, or other resources. The amount of time the team has dedicated to practice and drilling has been paying dividends, as they've been dominating the competition so far this season. Being disciplined in the way you study now will pay dividends by the time your exams come around.
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peace dividend

The money a country stands to save or even earn by not engaging in war or buying weaponry. Our government has been resolute in its decision not to engage in this dispute, instead investing the peace dividend back into social infrastructure like health care and public transportation.
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pay dividends

COMMON If something pays dividends, it brings advantages at a later date. Taking time out to get fit will pay dividends in the long run. Martin went out of his way to lavish attention on Mrs. Eaton, a move which later paid big dividends. Note: A dividend is a payment of profits that is divided among all the shareholders of a company.
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pay ˈdividends

produce great advantages or profits: Learning a foreign language will always pay dividends.Hard work while you’re young pays dividends later.
If you invest in a company, the money you receive as your share of the profit is called a dividend.
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a/the ˈpeace dividend

money that governments save by not buying weapons: The Health Service should benefit from the peace dividend.
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The Ninth Circuit began its analysis by noting that dividends are not usually deductible.
Dividends from an insurance company that do not qualify for a deduction under Sec.
In the past, tech companies like Microsoft didn't need to pay dividends because their share prices were like the sun: Every morning, they rose.
USG set an eventual target of 25 percent of net profits plus depreciation to be paid out in dividends and share buybacks.
Lisanti says Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) are also companies with long histories of rising dividends.
If such an election is not made, or if requests for relief are denied, then the taxpayer may face constructive dividend (or capital) treatment.
Until the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 was passed, a corporation that had satisfied the 45-day standard was entitled to a DRD for all subsequent dividends even if it then held the stock on a fully hedged basis.
Immediate reinstatement of dividends from 2007's prospective earnings may also delay CAIT's ability to invest in promising new business opportunities.
Code (CRTC) [section]24410 provisions that limited a deduction for dividends received from subsidiaries engaged in the insurance business to corporations "commercially domiciled" in California, and to insurance company dividends paid from "income from California sources," violated the Commerce Clause.
Supreme Court held in the context of Iowa's separate-entity reporting method that inclusion of foreign dividend income, but not domestic dividend income, in Iowa's tax base placed a tax burden on dividends flowing in foreign commerce but not on dividends flowing in domestic commerce.
Observation: Corporations will have less (or no) incentive to earn reorganization boot dividends because-- as extraordinary dividends--the income will give rise to stock basis reductions measured by the DRDs when the dividends are received.
Again, the primary aim of investing in utilities is to receive steady dividends.
Following payment of the above dividends, all dividend arrearages on the Series C Preferred Stock and Series D Preferred Stock will be satisfied.
For dividends to qualify for the new repatriation dividends-received deduction (repatriation DRD), they must be invested in the U.
In addition, PTI dividends previously paid by that entity may be recharacterized as non-pti dividends.