• Working out the amount of the deemed dividend

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    The amount of a benefit that can be treated as a dividend paid by a CFC cannot be more than the CFC's profits at the time the benefit was provided.

    In this context, profits does not mean distributable profits. 'Profits' in this situation means 'commercial profits' of either an income or capital nature that the company has at the time the benefit is provided. Work out these profits at the time the company provided the benefit.

    If the CFC provided a benefit by transferring property or services at less than their market value, work out the CFC's profits at the time the benefit was provided as if the property or services were transferred for their full market value.

    Last modified: 05 Dec 2006QC 17522