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You cannot claim a credit for foreign tax refunded to you or to another person. Nor can you claim a credit where any other benefit is provided as a result of the payment of the foreign tax.
Two types of benefits will not result in the denial of a tax credit:
- a general benefit which arises as a result of the payment of foreign tax - a general benefit is a benefit not directly linked with the payment of foreign tax
- a benefit which is a reduction of a tax liability.
A credit will therefore not be denied solely because a country provides an imputation credit, a rebate of tax or a foreign tax credit for the foreign tax.
Last modified: 05 Dec 2006QC 17522