• Effect on tax payable

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    The following example shows how the fully franked dividend of $700 and the unfranked dividend of $200 from Coals Tyer Ltd affect John's tax liability. It is assumed that John has other income of $50,000. The Medicare levy is not included in the calculation.

    John's assessable income includes the franking credit in addition to the franked and unfranked dividends, and John's tax is based on this higher figure. However, he is able to use the tax already paid at the company level - the franking tax offset - to reduce the amount of tax that he has to pay on his assessment.

    Example: Tax payable on dividend income

    Unfranked dividend received

    $200

    Franked dividend received

    $700

    Franking credit - non-cash

    $300

    Other assessable income

    $50,000

    Total taxable income

    $51,200

    Tax on $51,200 - assessed at 2007-08 rates

    $9,960

    less franking tax offset

    $300

    Tax payable

    $9,660

     

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    Last modified: 04 Mar 2016QC 27923