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Corporate Dividends Received Deduction worksheet

What you need:

  • American Funds Year-end Statement
  • IRS Form 1120, Schedule C (to order, call (800)/829-3676, or download from the Forms & Publications section at

The Corporate Dividends Received Deduction (DRD) allows eligible U.S. corporations that receive dividends from other U.S. corporations to deduct 70% of the total U.S. corporate dividends received from their federal taxable income.

To be eligible for the DRD, the corporation must have held the shares on which the dividend was paid for at least 46 days during the 91-day period that began 45 days before the fund’s ex-dividend date (ex-date). The ex-date is the date on which the dividend is deducted from the fund’s per share net asset value. For purposes of the holding period, you may not count the day on which you purchased the shares or acquired them by reinvesting dividends, but may count the day you sold the shares.

This worksheet helps calculate the portion of each fund’s total dividends that is eligible for the DRD. Funds not listed in the chart below did not have any dividends eligible for the DRD deduction.

Worksheet instructions

For each fund owned, add the Year-to-date: Dividends shown in the Activity detail sections of your American Funds Year-end Statement for all share classes owned (excluding share classes held in retirement or education savings accounts). Enter the result in the Total dividends box below, and then click Continue.

Fund name Total dividends
AMCAP Fund® $
American Balanced Fund® $
American Funds Balanced PortfolioSM $
American Funds Global Balanced FundSM $
American Funds Global Growth PortfolioSM $
American Funds Growth and Income PortfolioSM $
American Funds Growth PortfolioSM $
American Funds Income PortfolioSM $
American Funds Preservation PortfolioSM $
American Funds Tax-Advantaged Income PortfolioSM $
American High-Income Trust® $
American Mutual Fund® $
The Bond Fund of America® $
Capital Income Builder® $
Capital World Growth and Income Fund® $
Fundamental InvestorsSM $
The Growth Fund of America® $
The Income Fund of America® $
The Investment Company of America® $
The New Economy Fund® $
New Perspective Fund® $
New World Fund® $
Washington Mutual Investors FundSM $

Click Continue to see your total eligible dividends

To determine your individual tax situation, please consult your tax advisor.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses, summary prospectuses and CollegeAmerica Program Description, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. CollegeAmerica is distributed by American Funds Distributors and sold through unaffiliated intermediaries.