Reclaim dividend withholding tax (DWT) from Ireland

This is how international investors reclaim the withholding tax on dividends from Ireland. There’s so much bullshit on the Internet about this, I just had to write down the steps myself.

The Irish can not only butter, beer and religious conflicts, they can also withhold tax on dividend payments.

  1. Print out settlement receipts for dividend payment (Payment receipts) of own bank/deposit.
  2. Print and complete V2A document from the Irish Revenue Authority:
  3. Print and complete the Claim for refund of Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) document from the Irish Revenue Commissioners.:
  4. Take the V2A document and the Claim for refund of Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) to your own local tax authority office. BTW: It’s the “Finanzamt” in Germany.
    Have the information confirmed with a stamp.
  5. Put all three documents in the envelope and send to the following address:

DWT Unit
Revenue Commissioners
Government Offices
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
E45 T611, Ireland
Tel: + 353 67 63105

For anyone who can’t or doesn’t want to think for themselves:

The information in this document is provided as a guide only and is not professional advice, including legal advice. It should not be assumed that the guidance is comprehensive or that it provides a definitive answer in every case.