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by AlanJD
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Capital Gains Tax, CGT
Topic: Kuerig Dr Pepper special dividend uk tax treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: Kuerig Dr Pepper special dividend uk tax treatment

pawncob said 'As of today Pepper has changed the dividend to $29.50 per share and you should have received a tax rebate' I don't understand this. The payment last summer was partly untaxed capital and partly 29.5 USD less withholding tax so surely nothing has changed. Has anyone done any calcs on ho...
by AlanJD
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: HMRC Administration, Practices & Methods
Topic: Basic online self assessment tax return question
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

Re: Basic online self assessment tax return question

Did you ever succeed? I had a similar problem trying to set up self-assessment for my aged parents who live miles away. I seemed to be stuck in a loop creating new Government gateway accounts. Helpdesk tried to walk me through but the process failed because the security code was being sent to the (e...
by AlanJD
Fri May 12, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Income Tax
Topic: Tax credit on foreign dividends calculates wrongly with HMRC tool
Replies: 16
Views: 9492

Re: Tax credit on foreign dividends calculates wrongly with HMRC tool

I phoned HMRC customer service and they were stumped. They promised to come back to me within two hours after referral to an expert, but that was six hours ago. I am guessing there is a software error in the HMRC online SA tool. Did you ever get a response? I had a similar error with the software w...
by AlanJD
Thu May 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Income Tax
Topic: Credit for tax on foreign dividends
Replies: 1
Views: 1705

Credit for tax on foreign dividends

In previous years there was an allowance made for foreign tax deducted on a dividend payment. This year the tax on all dividends has changed, with the first 5k being exempt. The on-line calculations no longer seem to give any credit for foreign tax. If the 5k has already been used up by UK tax surel...
by AlanJD
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Capital Gains Tax, CGT
Topic: Unit trust accumulation units - cgt base price
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Unit trust accumulation units - cgt base price

Is there an easy source of data for finding the base cost? I'm looking at a unit trust which was held in 1982 (and has been merged/renamed since then). In an ideal world all the dividend slips for every distribution will leap into my hand so I can total up the reinvested payments and add them to the...

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