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Should Carried Interest Be Taxed as Ordinary Income?

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Publication Date: July 2010

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Stephen Entin

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Topic: Government (Public policy)

Keywords: taxes; interest; income

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Investment firms include private equity funds (which raise capital to invest in start-ups or existing businesses) and hedge funds (investment funds that specialize in certain investments such as debt instruments, stocks or derivatives). They are typically not organized as public corporations, with stocks traded on an exchange, but as partnerships.