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Tax on ISEQ ETF Dividends

Written by John O' Connor on July 19, 2009


While most dividends are taxable in Ireland at your highest rate of tax, one very popular dividend paying investment in Ireland does not. However, many people will miss out on this advantage if they do not complete there tax returns correctly and could easily overpay on tax.

With the ISEQ 20 ® ETF, the rate of tax payable on dividends received is capped at 20%. So even if you are paying tax at the higher rate (41% now), your income tax liability on dividends from this particular investment is limited to 20%.

You will have to declare these dividends separately on your tax return. This is a significant benefit to investing in this product, so make sure you don’t lose it in the tax return.