My company receives a T3 slip with eligible dividends (box 49 example $1000), which you are supposed to mark up by 38%, or box 23 by 15%. This marked up value is then entered into code 8095 (Dividend Income) of Schedule 125 example $1380.
This all calculates into a net income/loss on S125 (code 9999), which then is brought over to Schedule 100 Net income/loss (code 3680). This results is the retained earnings being artificially inflated by the above 38%.
Schedule 3 has Part IV tax entries (F 240 and G 242 each also $1380 in this example), which helps adjust the dividend refund, but the result is the Assets are up by the extra 38% on div income, and the total retained earnings are also up the same amount.
How do I adjust for this so that the retained earnings from year to year are correct? Or is the marked up $380 in this example part of my actual retained earnings? I assume it is only for taxation reasons and not an indication of what is currently in the company.
Thank you in advance.
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Eligible dividend gross up from actual dividends does not apply to corporations. Because of this corporations only record the actual amount of dividends, not eligible dividends. Usually a trust(T3) would only report eligible dividends to a payee who is either individuals or Trust.
Corporations are not able to claim a dividend tax credit either. This is mentioned on page 51 of the T3 guide:
Hope this helps