qatar owns britain

  rickf 23:35 16 Mar 12
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  rdave13 23:45 16 Mar 12

No mention of Tesco then. Phew.

  morddwyd 08:14 17 Mar 12

Only the bits that Spain doesn't own.

  Forum Editor 15:17 17 Mar 12

Does it really matter who owns what?

  interzone55 16:47 17 Mar 12

Anything that upsets the Daily Mail and their readership is fine by me...

  userious? 17:03 17 Mar 12

Lets hope they dont try and take it home....

  morddwyd 20:32 17 Mar 12

"Does it really matter who owns what?"

Yes.

My wife had shares in Abbey National

Spain owns Abbey National, now Santander.

As a result my wife has Spanish income tax deducted from her dividends.

  Forum Editor 00:11 18 Mar 12

morddwyd

"As a result my wife has Spanish income tax deducted from her dividends."

Actually she has a Spanish withholding tax (of 19%) deducted, for which she can claim a credit on her tax return.

She might find this helpful in that respect

  morddwyd 07:32 18 Mar 12

Anything you say.

It's too complicated for me.

I was just going by a letter from Santander which said that her dividend was subject to Spanish income tax.

  Forum Editor 08:59 18 Mar 12

morddwyd

And I was trying to be helpful by pointing out that your wife can claim a credit.

  Quickbeam 10:13 18 Mar 12

Why isn't any kind of tax credit like that done for you by the bank on your behalf as a good customer service.

On the basis of what morddwyd and the FE are saying, I now wouldn't trust them with brass farthing investments, not that I've got many of them spare these days!

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