• Working out the amount of assessable foreign income for creditable foreign taxes

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    Your assessable foreign income for each class is 'grossed up' by the amount of foreign tax credit you can claim for that class of income. A company must also include an amount equal to any credit allowable for foreign underlying tax.

    Example 1
    Creditable foreign taxes

    A company resident in New Zealand pays a dividend of $100 to an Australian resident individual. As New Zealand deducts $15 withholding tax, the taxpayer actually received $85. The taxpayer's assessable foreign income for that dividend will be $100 - that is, the amount of the dividend before the payment of withholding tax.

    Last modified: 05 Dec 2006QC 17522