Washington H. Soul Pattinson (ASX:SOL) LIC Review

Washington H. Soul Pattinson is an actively managed Investment Conglomerate that can be traded on the Australian Stock Exchange, and are one of the oldest Australian companies around having been first listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange in 1903. WHSP first started as a pharmacy, and have grown into a diversified investment company that has a strong focus on increasing dividend payments to shareholders

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Franking Credits and Tax Refunds on Australian Share Investments

The franking credit system was established to prevent a double whammy of taxation for shareholders; if a company has paid tax on its profits at the corporate rate of 30% (27.5% for small business), it doesn’t seem fair that the government gets to ‘double dip’ and then charge income tax to the shareholders once it gets distributed as dividends to them.

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