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Foreign Corporation Dividend Withholding

What You Need to Know

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Many countries withhold a percentage of dividends paid to residents of foreign countries for income taxes.

However, you can apply for to the U.S. IRS for a refund (foreign tax credit) for at least a portion of the amount withheld. 

How much you'll get back depends on your individual tax status. Click here for more info.

Here's a list showing what major countries withhold from U.S. residents.

Information beloved correct, but not guaranteed. Verify before taking action.

Country     Country  

Argentina

7%

 

Italy  

26%

Aruba

10%

 

Japan  

20%

Australia 

30%

 

Kuwait  

0%

Austria 

28%

 

Luxembourg

15%

Belgium  

30%

  Malaysia 10%
Bermuda 0%   Mexico 10%

Bosnia 

5%

  Netherlands (Dutch) 15%

Brazil  

0%

  New Zealand 30%

Canada  

*15%

  Norway 25%

Chile

35%

  Oman 0%

China

10%

  Peru 4%

Cyprus

0%   Philippines 30%

Colombia

5%

  Poland  19%

Denmark  

27%

  Portugal 25%

Egypt

10%

  Qatar 0%

Estonia

0%

  Russia  15%

Finland  

20%

  Saudi Arabia 5%

France 

30%

  Singapore 0%

Germany 

26%

  South Africa 20%

Gibraltar

0%

  South Korea 22%

Guatemala

5%

  Spain  15%

Greece  

15%

 

Sweden 

30%

Hong Kong   

0%

 

Switzerland 

35%

Hungary  

0%

 

Taiwan 

20%

India 

0%

 

U.K. Corps. 

0%

Indonesia 

20%

 

U.K. REITS 

20%

Iraq

0%

 

United Arab Em. 

0%

Ireland 

20%

 

Vietnam

0%

Israel  

25%

     

* Canada does not withhold taxes on Canadian common stocks held in U.S. IRAs.

 

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