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  • Effect on tax payable



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    Example 4 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 $80,000. 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 4: Tax payable on dividend income

    John’s tax return (extract)

    Tax return item

    Value ($)

    Unfranked dividend received


    Franked dividend received


    Franking credit, non-cash


    Other assessable income


    Total taxable income


    Tax on $81,200, assessed at 2019–20 rates


    less franking tax offset


    Tax payable (see note)


    Note: This does not include any liability for the Medicare levy.

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      Last modified: 28 May 2020QC 62292