Gathering tax information for some ETFs purchased this year (last financial year) only one lot of dividends has been paid since purchase and found for the Vanguard (and Market vectors which uses a different registry) ones. For all payments; Record date 4 Jul 2016 Payment date 18 Jul 2016 This seemed fine until I printed tax statements and on the statements (for both the distribution and the end of year tax statement) it has them listed in the 2016 financial year. My understanding is that these payments should be recorded in the 2017 tax year as that's when payment occurred. I have read the ATO website and called them and they indicated it should be recorded on the 2017 return. Is this a quirk of the share registry or am I missing something? Anyone else have this problem?