Distribution exemption: Interpretation: management expenses
Interaction with management expenses
Management expenses will not be incurred for an unallowable purpose solely because they are incurred in connection with a UK or foreign shareholding.
Withholding tax deducted from a dividend may not be included in management expenses irrespective of whether the dividend is taxable, for two reasons:
- withheld tax is not an expense of managing investments
- if no credit is available in respect of the tax withheld, it is deducted from the exempt income in accordance with TIOPA10/S112 (see INTM655050 regarding the calculation of FII).