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STEREOTAXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1/A on 06/17/2004
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CERTAIN MATERIAL U.S. FEDERAL TAX CONSEQUENCES TO NON-U.S. HOLDERS

       This is a summary of certain material U.S. federal income tax and estate tax consequences relating to the purchase, ownership and disposition of our common stock applicable to non-U.S. holders, as defined below. This summary is based on the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or the Code, as amended to the date hereof, Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder, administrative pronouncements and judicial decisions, changes to any of which subsequent to the date of the registration statement may affect the tax consequences described herein. We undertake no obligation to update this tax summary in the future. This summary applies only to non-U.S. holders that will hold our common stock as capital assets within the meaning of Section 1221 of the Code. It does not purport to be a complete analysis of all the potential tax consequences that may be material to a non-U.S. holder based on his or her particular tax situation. This summary does not address tax consequences applicable to non-U.S. holders that may be subject to special tax rules, such as banks, tax-exempt organizations, pension funds, insurance companies or dealers in securities or foreign currencies, or persons that have a functional currency other than the U.S. dollar. This summary does not address the tax treatment of partnerships or persons who hold their interests through a partnership or another pass-through entity. This summary does not consider the effect of any applicable state, local, foreign or other tax laws.

       When we refer to a non-U.S. holder, we mean a beneficial owner of common stock that for U.S. federal income tax purposes is:

  •  a nonresident alien individual (other than certain former citizens and residents of the U.S. subject to tax as expatriates);
 
  •  a foreign corporation or other entity taxable as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes; or
 
  •  a foreign estate or trust.

       We urge you to consult your tax advisor about the U.S. federal tax consequences of purchasing, holding, and disposing of our common stock in your particular circumstances, as well as any tax consequences that may arise under the laws of any state, local, foreign or other taxing jurisdiction.

Taxation of Dividends and Dispositions

       Dividends on Common Stock. In general, if distributions are made with respect to our common stock, such distributions will be treated as dividends to the extent of our current and accumulated earnings and profits as determined under the Code. Any portion of a distribution that exceeds our current and accumulated earnings and profits will first be applied in reduction of the non-U.S. holder’s basis in the common stock, and to the extent such portion exceeds the non-U.S. holder’s basis, the excess will be treated as gain from the disposition of the common stock, the tax treatment of which is discussed below under “Dispositions of Common Stock”.

       Generally, dividends paid to a non-U.S. holder will be subject to the U.S. withholding tax at a 30% rate, subject to the two following exceptions.

  •  Dividends effectively connected with a trade or business of a non-U.S. holder within the U.S. generally will not be subject to withholding if the non-U.S. holder complies with applicable IRS certification requirements and generally will be subject to U.S. federal income tax on a net income basis at regular graduated rates. In the case of a non-U.S. holder that is a corporation, such effectively connected income also may be subject to the branch profits tax, which generally is imposed on a foreign corporation on the deemed repatriation from the U.S. of effectively connected earnings and profits at a 30% rate (or such lower rate as may be prescribed by an applicable tax treaty).

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