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  • How non-share dividends are taxed

    The imputation system applies to non-share dividends in the same way that it applies to dividends. A non-share dividend may be franked or unfranked. Any amount of the dividend, whether franked or unfranked, or any amount of franking credit carried by the dividend should be shown at the appropriate place on the tax return as if it were a share.

    Dividends on non-equity shares



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    Under the imputation system, dividends paid on certain shares that are classified as non-equity shares - for example, some redeemable preference shares - are treated as unfrankable distributions for imputation purposes. As a consequence, these dividends cannot be franked. The Debt and equity tests guide, available on our website, contains more information on the debt and equity tests.

    Last modified: 28 Jun 2007QC 27900