Corporation Tax Act, 1976

Dividends and other distributions at gross rate or of gross amount.

178.—(1) Where any right or obligation created before the 6th day of April, 1976, is expressed by reference to a dividend at a gross rate or of a gross amount, that right or obligation shall, in relation to a dividend payable on or after that date, take effect as if the reference were to a dividend of an amount determined by the formula

A × D

D − _____



A is the standard rate per cent. for the year 1976-77, and

D is an amount equal to a dividend at that gross rate or of that gross amount.

(2) Subsection (1) shall apply with the necessary modifications to a dividend partly at a gross rate or of a gross amount and shall apply to any distribution other than a dividend as it applies to a dividend.