I recently stumbled upon an article warning European investors about "dividend leakage" when investing in Vanguard funds as a European investor due to a dividend tax within Ireland from which the European Vanguard funds are based.

I'm a British/Irish dual citizen living overseas in the Netherlands. I've invested in the Vanguard Lifestrategy 80% equity fund and the Vanguard Emerging market index. Will I be subject to Irish dividend tax and is it possible to claim it back?

  • Hey, I'm also based in the Netherlands. Did you reach a conclusion? I think you're definitely paying dividend tax, there's no pay pack on what they withheld. – Joel_Blum Jul 18 '19 at 5:33
  • @Joel_Blum I'm afraid not unfortunately. – Declan McKenna Jul 18 '19 at 6:23

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