Still feeling the taxman’s sting from April? Then you probably need to consider getting some tax-free income.
Having an income stream the IRS can’t touch may sound like pie in the sky, but it’s a reality if you hold municipal bonds. That’s because the tax code provides an exclusion for these bonds, allowing most US investors to collect interest payments from them tax-free. And in many states, income from those bonds is exempt from state taxes, as well.
If you aren’t intrigued yet, then let me show you some numbers—and what they could mean to your portfolio.
If you’re in the highest tax bracket (37%) and you get a 6%-yielding municipal-bond fund, that income is the exact same as a 9.5% dividend from stocks.…