Tax reclaim on foreign divis

I have some shares in a German company and I note that the divis are taxed at 26% at source. Can I reclaim 6& tax to bring them in line with UK divis? They happen to be in an ISA but I don't know whether this is relevant.
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The notional tax rate on dividends from normal UK companies (and equity based investment companies) is 10%, not 20%. The rest of the question looks far too complex for me to attempt.
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David Woolley
Yes and yes - ie you can reclaim tax and the ISA does make a difference (as you are not the legal, registered holder of the shares). IIRC not for the fainthearted though. Only you can decide if the game is worth the candle.
I can't find guidance on but I see
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I am basing this on you being a UK resident - you will have been taxed at 26.375% on your dividends but as there is a double taxation treaty between the UK and Germany the treaty rate is 15% therefore you may have an entitlement to reclaim 11.375% of the tax withheld. You can reclaim historically 4 years and will take approx 12 months for a reclaim to be paid. Tax reclamation is an extremely complicated process. Its often better to reach out to a company that specialises in tax reclamation.
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