24.1 As the taxation implications when investing in Securities which are international are complex and different from investing in Securities which are in your local jurisdiction, you should seek advice from a taxation professional to evaluate whether an investment in international Securities is appropriate to your particular financial circumstances and to ascertain whether you are entitled to claim back any withholding taxes.
24.2 Securities may attract withholding taxes on income and cash dividends in some jurisdictions. All withholding tax is deducted in the applicable Currency of the jurisdiction in which the tax applies.
24.3 The Custodian will withhold tax at the rate applicable under the local laws. The rate may be different from treaty rates agreed to between Australia and the applicable foreign country.
24.4 We will inform you of how much tax was withheld. However, we reserve the right not to make or support any application to reclaim the withheld tax on the Securities. We recommend you consider how this may impact your particular financial circumstances.
24.5 You may be liable for tax on foreign sourced income and may be required to include this information in your Australian tax return.
24.6 We should not be liable for any tax implications and it is their responsibility to ensure that their details are up to date with the necessary regulatory body. We will assist with the filing of W8BEN and similar forms through our Service Providers but cannot be responsible for any adverse implications.