QYLD tax implications

Hi Everybody,

I’ve been looking at QYLD and it looks really interesting as a income/yield strategy. however I’m wondering how it’s taxed in Switzerland? is anybody investing in QYLD and has figured out how it’s taxed? maybe already in the 2020 tax declaration?

For those who don’t know QYLD, Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF

If the dividend is return of capital then it should not be taxed in Switzerland. When you put that together with a 12% dividend yield it looks really interesting. Thus I was wondering if anybody is clear on how taxes work for it.

If the return on capital is not taxed in Switzerland, i’m seriously thinking on buying some. I might even use IB margin to buy it.

Just have a look in ictax:
https://www.ictax.admin.ch/extern/en.html#/security/US37954Y4834/20201231
It seems that the whole dividends are considered as taxable income.

Also, in 2020 the tax value has dropped 12%…so your 100k investment would have dropped to 88k, while generating 12k of dividends on which you’d need to pay taxes…overall you got negative total returns in 2020.

This “return of capital” is outside of the definition of “return of capital” in the sense of the swiss tax laws. You can look at art. 20 al.3 LIFD/DBG. Art.20 al.1 clearly says that everything is taxed, so you need an other article that says that it is not taxed.

Thanks for your answers. Then i guess I would need to try the DIY approach, buy 100 shares of QQQ and sell covered calls. This will allow me to to select the strike price and tradeoff option income for growth.

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