Show at R the royalty expenses paid to non-residents during the income year.
Include this amount at J item 5, plus or minus any reconciliation adjustment for royalty expenses that you included in B Expense reconciliation adjustments item 5.
An amount of tax (withholding tax) is generally withheld from royalties paid or payable to non-residents and from royalties derived by a resident through an overseas branch. You must remit this amount to the ATO. You cannot claim a deduction unless you have remitted any withholding tax to the Commissioner. If you have withheld amounts from payments to non-residents, you may need to lodge a PAYG withholding from interest, dividends and royalty payments paid to non-residents - annual report by 31 October 2012.
Keep a record of the following:
- name and address of recipient(s)
- amounts paid
- nature of the benefit derived - for example, a copy of the royalty agreement
- details of tax withheld where applicable, and the date on which it was remitted to the ATO.