Define: Withholding Tax

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Definition: Withholding Tax

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Withholding Tax (noun) is tax deducted at the source from dividends or other income paid to non-residents of a country.

When there is a double taxation agreement between the country is which the income is paid and the country is which the recipient is based, this tax can be reclaimed.

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The withholding tax will not apply to individual investors.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Withholding Tax are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 29th January 2019.