Use this form to make a resident withholding tax (RWT) on dividends return and payment. This form is not to be used for RWT deducted from specified dividends - instead use an IR17P.
Resident withholding tax (RWT) is a tax deducted from investment income before the investor receives it. The RWT deducted is then credited against the investor's tax payable.
A company must deduct RWT at the time it pays shareholders a dividend. For this purpose, "pay" means:
The current rate for RWT on dividends is 33 cents in the dollar.
RWT on dividends must be paid to us by the 20th of the month after the month in which the dividend was paid.
To make a payment, use the correct payment form: