Most investors can take a credit or a deduction for their share of foreign taxes paid by their mutual funds with significant non-U.S. holdings. Taking a credit usually is more advantageous, but to qualify you must have held your shares in a mutual fund for at least 16 days of the 31-day period starting 15 days before the ex-dividend date of the fund. For additional information, refer to IRS Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals.

Tax Reporting for Foreign Taxes Paid Tables
Foreign Tax Deduction

If you wish to take a deduction instead of a credit:

  • For each fund that paid foreign taxes, report the amount from Box 6 of your Form 1099-DIV on Form 1040, Schedule A, Line 8. You do not have to fill out Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit (Individual, Estate, or Trust).
Foreign Tax Credit

If you wish to take a credit, you may use the simplified or standard method. You may use the simplified method if:

  • Your share of creditable foreign taxes from all sources is $300 or less (or $600 or less and you file a joint return with your spouse), and
  • All such income is passive. (All ordinary income from T. Rowe Price funds is passive.)
Simplified Method

If you can use the simplified method, report the total foreign taxes paid shown in Box 6 of your Form 1099-DIV plus any other eligible foreign taxes on Form 1040.

Standard Method

If you cannot use the simplified method, you will be required to complete Form 1116 and attach it to your return. Form 1116 computes a limitation on the amount of the foreign tax credit you may deduct based on the total income received from foreign sources ("foreign source income") and total foreign taxes paid. Please note that you no longer have to report the income or taxes paid on a country-by-country basis on your federal income tax return.

Your total foreign taxes paid for Form 1116 is provided in Box 6 of your Form 1099-DIV and, together with the total of your taxes paid from other funds or sources, should be included on Form 1116, Part II, Line 8.

Your foreign source income for Form 1116, Part I, Line 1a should be calculated using one of two methods:

Method 1

Multiply the amount in Box 1a of your Form 1099-DIV by the "Foreign Source Income Percentage" in the tables that follow. You should use this method if:

  • Your income (excluding net capital gain and qualified dividend income) is taxed at or below the 28% income tax bracket, and
  • Your foreign qualified dividend income and foreign long-term capital gain from all sources is less than $20,000. Your foreign qualified dividend income for your T. Rowe Price fund can be calculated by multiplying the amount in Box 1a of your Form 1099-DIV by the "Foreign Source Qualified Dividend Percentage" in the tables that follow. Please note that no portion of your T. Rowe Price fund's distribution is foreign long-term capital gains.

You also should use this method if you determine that you cannot treat any portion of the foreign qualified dividend amount in Box 1b of your Form 1099-DIV as qualified dividends. (This would apply, for example, if you did not meet the holding period requirement to tax your fund dividends at the lower rates.)

Method 2

If you do not qualify to use Method 1, the IRS requires you to adjust the amount of foreign source income used to calculate your foreign tax credit because of foreign qualified dividends.

To calculate an adjusted foreign source income percentage, reduce the "Foreign Source Income Percentage" in the table below by an amount equal to the "Foreign Source Qualified Dividend Percentage" below, multiplied by a factor. This factor is (x) the difference between the highest marginal income tax rate and your lower qualified dividend tax rate, divided by (y) the highest marginal income tax rate.

Once you have determined your adjusted foreign source income percentage, compute your foreign source income by multiplying the amount in Box 1a of your Form 1099-DIV by this adjusted percentage. This amount, together with the total of your adjusted foreign source income from other funds or sources, should be included on Form 1116, Part I, Line 1a.

Please consult your tax advisor for details.

Domestic Stock Funds

Ex-Dividend and Reinvestment Date: December 15, 2014

T. Rowe Price Domestic Stock Funds
  Foreign Source Income Percentage Foreign Source Qualified Dividend Percentage
Real Assets1
International Stock and Bond Funds

Ex-Dividend and Reinvestment Date: December 16, 2014

T. Rowe Price International Stock and Bond Funds
  Foreign Source Income Percentage Foreign Source Qualified Dividend Percentage
International Stock Funds
Africa & Middle East 100.00% 45.54%
Asia Opportunities 100.00% 74.10%
Emerging Europe 100.00% 100.00%
Emerging Markets Stock 94.89% 100.00%
European Stock 100.00% 100.00%
Global Allocation1
Global Growth Stock 18.55% 13.39%
Global Industrials 100.00% 100.00%
Global Infrastructure1
Global Real Estate
(All Quarters)1
Global Stock1
Global Technology1
International Concentrated Equity 71.54% 60.74%
International Discovery 94.41% 61.47%
International Equity Index 99.07% 82.61%
International Growth & Income 93.01% 86.51%
International Stock 70.41% 57.30%
Japan 92.41% 100.00%
Latin America 100.00% 90.66%
New Asia 100.00% 56.64%
Overseas Stock 99.05% 88.19%
International Bond Funds
Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond 100.00%
Retirement and Spectrum Funds

Ex-Dividend and Reinvestment Date: December 19, 2014

T. Rowe Price Retirement and Spectrum Funds
  Foreign Source Income Percentage Foreign Source Qualified Dividend Percentage
Retirement 2005 13.37% 12.12%
Retirement 2010 15.05% 13.64%
Retirement 2015 19.07% 17.29%
Retirement 2020 22.71% 20.59%
Retirement 2025 26.58% 24.11%
Retirement 2030 28.80% 26.12%
Retirement 2035 30.69% 27.84%
Retirement 2040 34.58% 31.36%
Retirement 2045 33.26% 30.16%
Retirement 2050 35.43% 32.13%
Retirement 2055 34.83% 31.58%
Retirement 2060 36.13% 32.77%
Retirement Balanced2 15.90% 14.41%
Spectrum Growth 41.31% 37.46%
Spectrum International 89.64% 80.81%
Target Retirement 2005 14.08% 12.76%
Target Retirement 2010 16.01% 14.52%
Target Retirement 2015 19.88% 18.03%
Target Retirement 2020 23.50% 21.31%
Target Retirement 2025 25.72% 23.32%
Target Retirement 2030 25.87% 23.46%
Target Retirement 2035 26.97% 24.46%
Target Retirement 2040 31.10% 28.20%
Target Retirement 2045 32.76% 29.70%
Target Retirement 2050 34.72% 31.48%
Target Retirement 2055 35.92% 32.58%
Target Retirement 2060 36.33% 32.95%
Variable Annuity Portfolios

Ex-Dividend and Reinvestment Date: December 17, 2014

T. Rowe Price Variable Annuity Portfolios3
  Foreign Source Income Percentage Foreign Source Qualified Dividend Percentage
International Stock Portfolio 95.02% 100.00%

Percentages are the same for all fund classes (Investor, Advisor, and R).

1These funds will not pass through a foreign tax credit. The T. Rowe Price Global Infrastructure declared a special dividend in May 2014 (ex-dividend date of 5/15/14).

2Formerly T. Rowe Price Retirement Income Fund.

3For existing clients who are considering an exchange or investment into a new portfolio and would like to request a prospectus, please call 1-800-469-6587. The prospectus includes investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other information that should be read and considered carefully before investing.

The T. Rowe Price No-Load Variable Annuity is issued by Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (Form V6021). In New York, it is issued by First Security Benefit Life Insurance and Annuity Company of New York, White Plains, New York (FSB201 - 11/96). Security Benefit Life is not licensed in New York and does not solicit business in New York. The Variable Annuity, which has been available since April 1995, and in New York since November 1995, has limitations; contact your representative. It was distributed previously by T. Rowe Price Investment Services, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Insurance Agency, Inc., and is no longer available to new contract holders. The underlying portfolios are managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. The Security Benefit Group of companies and the T. Rowe Price companies are not affiliated.