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The impact of the dividend tax cut and managerial stock holdings on corporate dividend policy

By Jouahn Nam, Jun Wang and Ge Zhang

Abstract

We examine the impact of the May 2003 dividend tax cut and managerial stock holdings on corporate dividend initiation. We find that executives who hold sizable stakes in their companies become more likely to initiate dividends following this tax cut. The firms that initiate dividends after the tax cut are more profitable than firms that initiate dividends before the tax cut. The market appears to recognize the managers' incentive change after the tax law change. Firms with higher managerial stock holdings receive lower abnormal returns from announcing dividend initiation.Dividend tax cut Managerial stock holdings Dividend initiation

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