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Bond ETFs Don’t Keep the Taxman Away

Despite their structural tax advantages, bond ETFs can still expose investors to significant tax liabilities.

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This article is part of Morningstar's Guide to Passive Investing special report.

While equity exchange-traded funds have a clear edge over actively managed stock funds on tax efficiency, the picture is slightly different for fixed-income funds. Here, I'll discuss some of the important issues investors should keep in mind when assessing the tax efficiency of fixed-income ETFs.

Phillip Yoo does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.