Today TaxMama® hears from Rosemount in the TaxQuips Forum, with this excellent question. “What taxes would be due on municipal bond fund earnings if a Florida resident?”
As you probably know, Florida does not have any personal income taxes.
Unlike states, like NH that claim not to have taxes, but that tax interest and dividends.
So…let’s look at taxes from the IRS.
Typically, the IRS does not assess income taxes on Municipal Bond income.
However, if your income goes too high, you might face alternative minimum taxes.
You can find some answers to such questions here at InvestinginBonds.com.
They will give you some guidance before you start investing.
Also, when you do select your municipal bonds, please be very careful to look up the financial status of community issuing the bonds. There have been some cities or communities around the country that have filed bankruptcy. The best way to avoid getting caught in that trap is to do your due diligence and read everything about the specific community or entity that is issuing the bond and how it plans to pay it back.
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