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Tax Reconciliation 2017/18 Financial Year
Tax Reconciliation 2017/18 Financial Year

Tax Reconciliation 2017/18 Financial Year

Taxation Reconciliation – 2017-2018 Financial Year

The Government has announced that it will again be publicly disclosing the amount of tax payable by Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited (“AFIC”) and other large companies.

For the 2017-18 year the amounts to be shown can be reconciled to AFIC’s Annual Report as below:


Profit before tax for 2018 as per Accounts


Less : profit of subsidiary


Less : loss from investments held on revenue account


Add : unrealised loss on trading portfolio


Less : timing differences


Add : net capital gains


Add : franking credits received


Taxable income


Tax Payable at 30%


Tax paid overseas


Tax paid by companies that AFIC invests in


Total Tax Paid or Payable


As can be seen, AFIC is subject to a 30% taxation rate on its taxable profits, which are usually higher than its accounting profits due to capital gains and franking credits.

Of the $126.1 million due in taxation, the majority (nearly 85%) has already been paid by the companies that AFIC invests in, resulting in the franking credits that AFIC passes on to its shareholders, thereby avoiding double or even triple taxation.

This left $20.7 million of Australian tax owing, which AFIC was required to pay and which has been paid either during the year ended 30 June 2018 via the PAYG system or during the year ended 30 June 2019.

This information was previously presented in the AFIC Tax Transparency Report 2017-18 which is also available on the Company’s website.

Please direct any enquiries to:

Andrew Porter

Chief Financial Officer

(03) 9225 2103

Geoff Driver

General Manager

(03) 9225 2102

23 December 2019

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