Tax Information

The GPT Metro Office Fund (GMF) produces an Annual Tax Statement for all Unitholders who received a payment from GMF during each financial year. Annual Tax Statements are mailed to investors in August each year.



Components for Annual Tax Returns

This page includes a Distribution Summary, components of Distributions and Guide to Annual Tax Statement for the following:
 
Tax year ended 30 June 2016

Annual Tax Statements 
Annual Tax Statements for the year ended 30 June 2016 will be mailed on 31 August 2016. The taxation components of the GPT Metro Office Fund distribution for the year are set out in the Annual Tax Statement. A detailed breakdown of the components included in this Tax Statement is as follows:

GPT Metro Office Fund Distribution Summary  
GMF paid the following distribution to Unitholders during the year ended 30 June 2016:

Period Ended Payment Date Cents per Unit
Six months to 31 December 2016 29-Feb-16 7.65
Three months to 31 March 2016 29-Apr-16 3.85
Three months to 30 June 2016 31-Aug-16 3.85

GMF’s year end for taxation purposes is 30 June. The distribution paid to GMF unitholders for the tax year ended 30 June 2016 relates to the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
 
The components of the distribution on a cents per security basis for the year ended 30 June 2016 are provided below:

Period Ended Six months to
31 December 2016
Three months to
31 March 2016
Three months to
30 June 2016
Twelve months to
30 June 2016
Rate / Cents per unit 7.65 3.85 3.85 15.35

Australian Sourced income
(interest income)

0.032613 0.020861 0.018288 0.071762
Australian Sourced income
(other income)
3.333414 2.729908 0.566292 6.629614
Foreign Sourced Income 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
Tax Deferred Income 4.283973 1.099231 3.265420 8.648624
Total Distribution paid 7.65 3.85 3.85 15.35

Important Note: Australian resident investors should not rely on the information contained in the tables above for the purpose of completing their income tax return. Details of the components of distributions will be provided in the 2016 Annual Tax Statement which will be sent to all investors on or around 31 August 2016.

Guide to Annual Tax Statement
A Guide to the GPT Metro Office Fund 2016 Annual Tax Statement will be mailed with the 2016 Annual Tax Statement to assist investors in completing their tax returns, and a copy is also available to download here:
Guide to the GPT Metro Office Fund Annual Tax Statement 2016


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You can download Annual Tax Statements online by signing in with your SRN/HIN, Surname and Postcode.

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After you have signed in you will see a menu on the top right hand side of the screen. Click on "Payment History" and then "Tax Statements".


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a United States (US) federal law designed to track US Persons who may be avoiding tax liabilities by holding assets overseas. Australia signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the US in April 2014 to assist in the implementation of FATCA for Australian financial institutions.
     
    Under Australian law Australian financial institutions are required to report FATCA information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Under the FATCA rules The GPT Metro Office Fund is taken to be an Australian financial institution and accordingly has to report information about certain securityholders to the ATO annually. The ATO will provide this information to the US Internal Revenue Service.
     
    The FATCA information reported is only in respect of the holding in The GPT Metro Office Fund by US Persons or holdings of investors who have not certified that they are not US Persons.  In order to comply with the FATCA reporting obligations The GPT Metro Office Fund will ask investors to certify their FATCA status.
     
    1. What is FATCA?
     
    FATCA stands for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and it is a United States (US) law designed to track US Persons who may be avoiding tax liabilities by holding assets overseas.
     
    2. Why does this impact The GPT Metro Office Fund securityholders?
     
    Australia signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the US in April 2014 to assist in the implementation of FATCA for Australian financial institutions. Under Australian law The GPT Metro Office Fund is required to report FATCA information to the Australian Taxation Office in respect of:

    • securityholders who acquired  The GPT Metro Office Fund  securities during the period from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015 and who continue to hold a balance of The GPT Metro Office Fund securities on 1 January 2016; and
    • securityholders who acquire The GPT Metro Office Fund  securities on or after 1 January 2016.
     
    3. What information will be reported?
     
    The following information will be reported to the Australian Taxation Office:
     
    i) Name and address of the securityholder;
    ii) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), if one has been provided;
    iii) Amounts paid to the securityholder during the relevant calendar year;
    iv) Value of securityholding at 31 December 2016 and annually thereafter; and
    vi) In respect of U.S. controlling persons:
    (1) Name of U.S. controlling person; and
    (2) TIN of U.S. controlling person
     
    4. Does FATCA impact on my GPT Metro Office Fund securities held on the ASX?
     
    No, FATCA should not impact on your ability to acquire, hold or dispose of The GPT Metro Office Fund securities.  In addition, FATCA does not impact on the payment of distributions to you by The GPT Metro Office Fund.
     
    However, The GPT Metro Office Fund securityholders will be contacted to certify if they are a US Person or an entity that is controlled by US Persons.  If securityholders are US Persons or fail to certify that they are not US Persons then The GPT Metro Office Fund will report the information required under FATCA to the Australian Taxation Office.
     
    5. What will I need to do?
     
    From January 2016 onwards The GPT Metro Office Fund will be sending securityholders requests to certify their status under the FATCA rules.  Please read the request carefully and complete the FATCA self-certification.
     
    6. Who do I contact if I have further questions about this?
     
    For further information please call The GPT Metro Office Fund’s Securityholder Service Centre on 1800 336 109.