General information on tax aspects
Tax on dividends and capital gains on the disposition of your shares
Dividends and capital gains
BCE shareholders are required to pay tax on dividends as well as on any capital gains they realize when they sell their shares or are deemed to have sold them. If you held BCE shares on May 1, 2000 and on July 10, 2006, you should read our sections on the tax implications of the Nortel and Bell Aliant distributions. It contains important information about how you should calculate the cost of your shares.
You may also be subject to tax on dividends, which are generally taxed more favorably than other types of income. Taxation rates vary by jurisdiction and individual circumstances. You should consult your own tax advisor if you need more information.