Managing your ETFs

Once invested in an iShares ETF the registered investor will receive a Welcome Pack.

You can manage and access your investment holdings through the Computershare Investor Centre by clicking here.

Distributions

Most iShares ETFs pay distributions like normal shares pay dividends.

Existing holder’s distribution statements are available through the Computershare Investor Centre.

Distribution history for each iShares ETF is available on this website.

Computershare Investor Centre

The Computershare Investor Centre allows you to:

  • Review and update account details, including bank, tax and personal information
  • View and manage your portfolio, including all holdings
  • Access your investment records and transaction history
  • View dividends and payment information
  • View tax information, including withholding tax

Computershare Investor Centre has a suite of short videos to help you with any queries you may have in using the Investor Centre.

For further information on how Computershare can help you manage your ETFs please watch the video below.

Tax Considerations for International iShares ETFs

Distributions paid by international iShares ETFs cross listed on the ASX to non US residents will generally be subject to US withholding tax (30%).

A reduced withholding tax rate may be entitled under a tax treaty which may exist between the US and the country in which you are subject to tax.

If you are an Australian resident for tax purposes, you may be eligible for a reduced withholding tax rate of 15%.

To receive the reduced tax rate the beneficial owner needs to complete a W-8BEN form:

Please note that the W-8BEN form is specific to one ETF. iShares has included additional instructions at the end of the W-8BEN form which allow you to apply that form to multiple iShares held under the same registration. The form may also be used where a W-8BEN form has been lodged for existing iShares holdings: the previously lodged form can be applied to the new holdings. In this scenario a new W-8BEN form does not need to be completed.

If you invested via a platform then please ensure that you understand its W-8BEN completion process.