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  • The dividend statement

    Attention

    Warning:

    This information may not apply to the current year. Check the content carefully to ensure it is applicable to your circumstances.

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    If an Australian company pays or credits you a dividend or a non-share dividend, the company should also send you a statement advising:

    • the amount of the dividend that is unfranked
    • the amount of the dividend that is franked
    • the amount of franking credit, and
    • the amount of tax file number (TFN) withholding tax withheld if you have not quoted your TFN to the company.

    Example

    On 15 February 2006, an Australian resident company, Coals Tyer Ltd, paid John Citizen, a resident individual, a fully franked dividend of $700 and an unfranked dividend of $200. John received the dividend statement from Coals Tyer Ltd.

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    We will follow the Coals Tyer example through the next few sections of this guide to see what John needs to do with the information.

    Example

    John's assessable income for 2005-06 in respect of the dividend is:

    Unfranked dividend received

    $200

    Amount of franked dividend received

    $700

    Franking credit

    $300

    Total assessable dividend income

    $1,200

    If these were the only dividends John was paid or credited with for the income year, he can transfer these amounts directly to item 11 on his 2006 tax return.

     Coles Tyer Limited ABN 00 000 000 000 Payment date 15 February 2006 Shareholder dividend statement Notification of 2005 final dividend - paid 15 February 2006 Security description: ordinary shares Number of shares: 6,400 Unfranked amount: $200 Franked amount: $700 Franking credit: $300 TFN amount: nil Net dividend: $900 Please note that your tax file number has been received and recorded Please retain this advice for taxation purposes as a charge may be levied for a replacement. Please advise promptly in writing of any change of address.

     

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    Last modified: 17 Apr 2020QC 27783