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RWT dividends treated as interest IR17P

Māori authority distributions

Use this form for paying RWT (resident withholding tax) deducted:

  • from dividends treated as interest
  • from amounts distributed by a Māori authority, and
  • by agents or trustees from dividends received on behalf of another person.

Use this form for paying RWT deducted from dividends treated as interest that are dividends paid:

  • by companies that:
    • at the time aren't in New Zealand
    • are prohibited by their constitution from distributing all income to any proprietor, member or shareholder, or
    • have income that is exempt or who are solely engaged in life insurance or re-insurance.
  • on specified preference shares.

These dividends have no imputation or FDP (foreign dividend payment) credits to attach:

  • amounts distributed by a Māori authority
  • agents or trustees from dividends received on behalf of another person.

To complete this form you'll need:

  • your IRD number
  • month and year the specified dividend/Māori authority distribution was paid
  • gross dividends/distributions
  • imputation/Māori authority credits
  • foreign dividend payment credits (for tax years prior to 1 April 2017).

Please print, sign and send your completed certificate to us. Keep a copy for your records.