Newalta Income Fund
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Newalta Income Fund

March 31, 2006 14:26 ET

Newalta Income Fund Releases 2005 US Tax Information

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 31, 2006) - The following information is being provided to assist individual U.S. holders of trust units of Newalta Income Fund (TSX:NAL.UN) (the "Fund") who hold their units through a broker or other intermediary in reporting dividends received from the Fund on their IRS Form 1040 - U.S. Individual Income Tax Return for the calendar year 2005. The information is intended as a general guideline and should not be considered legal advice to any particular existing or potential holder of trust units. The information is not intended to cover all possible U.S. income tax considerations. Holders or potential holders of trust units of the Fund should consult their own legal and tax advisors as to the specific U.S. tax consequences of holding trust units of the Fund.

We believe the Fund should be treated as a qualified corporation for U.S. tax purposes. As such, dividend distributions from the Fund should generally be considered "Qualifying Dividends" subject to tax at a reduced rate in the U.S. The taxable portion of the monthly distribution is determined annually by the Fund based upon current and accumulated earnings and profits in accordance with U.S. tax law. The taxable portion of the monthly distribution is considered a dividend for U.S. tax purposes. For 2005, the Fund has calculated that 100 percent of the distributions made in 2005 are dividends that should be "Qualifying Dividends".

If you are a registered holder of trust units, you will receive a 1099-DIV slip (or equivalent) from our transfer agent (Valiant Trust Company). If you hold trust units through a broker or other intermediary, you may receive a 1099-DIV slip (or equivalent) directly from your broker or intermediary, not from our transfer agent (Valiant Trust Company) or us. Information on the 1099-DIV slip issued by your broker or intermediary may not accurately reflect the information in this release for a variety of reasons. Investors should consult their broker and tax advisor to ensure that the information presented here is accurately reflected in their tax returns.

Newalta Income Fund has delivered dynamic profitable growth and generated compound annual revenue growth of 30% since 1993. Newalta, one of Canada's largest industrial waste management companies, focuses on maximizing the value inherent in industrial waste through the recovery of saleable products and recycling. Newalta also provides environmentally sound disposal of solid, non-hazardous industrial waste. With 1,500 talented people and a network of 56 facilities, Newalta serves customers in the automotive, forestry, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, steel and transportation service industries. Providing solid investor returns, exceptional customer service, safe operations and environmental stewardship has enabled Newalta to expand into new service sectors and geographic markets. For more information, visit www.newalta.com.


Contact Information

  • Newalta Income Fund
    Ronald L. Sifton
    Senior Vice President, Finance & CFO
    (403) 206-2684
    Website: www.newalta.com