ARC Energy Trust Announces 2007 Income Tax Information



    CALGARY, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - (AET.UN and ARX - TSX) ARC Energy Trust ("ARC"
or "the Trust") announces its 2007 Income Tax Information to be as follows:

    ARC ENERGY TRUST (AET.UN)
    2007 INCOME TAX INFORMATION
    CANADA REVENUE AGENCY (CRA) ACCOUNT NUMBER T16-4073-86

    The following information is intended to assist individual Canadian
unitholders ("Unitholders") of the Trust in the preparation of their 2007 T1
Income Tax Return.

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS BASED ON ARC ENERGY TRUST'S
    UNDERSTANDING OF THE INCOME TAX ACT (CANADA) AND THE REGULATIONS
    THEREUNDER. UNITHOLDERS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR OWN TAX ADVISORS WITH
    RESPECT TO THEIR PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES.

    Legal Status of the Trust:

    The Trust is subject to Canadian income tax on a similar basis to that of
an individual. The Trust has a December 31 year-end and each year the Trust
performs an income tax calculation and allocates its taxable income to
Unitholders.

    Taxation of Cash Distributions:

    Trust Units held within an RRSP, RPP, RRIF, RESP or DPSP
    --------------------------------------------------------
    No amounts are to be reported for income tax purposes in respect of cash
distributions received by a Registered Retirement Savings Plan ("RRSP"),
Registered Pension Plan ("RPP"), Registered Retirement Income Fund ("RRIF"),
Registered Education Savings Plan ("RESP") or Deferred Profit Sharing Plan
("DPSP") or any other such registered plans (collectively referred to as
"Deferred Plans").

    Trust Units held outside of a Deferred Plan
    -------------------------------------------
    For cash distributions received by a Canadian resident individual outside
of a Deferred Plan, 97% of the payments are taxable as income, with the
remaining 3% being a tax deferred return of capital. The following table
outlines the breakdown of cash distributions per unit paid or payable by the
Trust with respect to record dates for the period January 31, 2007 to December
31, 2007 for Canadian Income Tax purposes.

    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Tax
                                              Taxable    Deferred
                                               Amount      Amount     Total
                                              (Box 26     (Box 42      Cash
                                                Other   Return of    Distri-
    Record Date              Payment Date      Income)    Capital)   bution
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    January 31, 2007    February 15, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    February 28, 2007      March 15, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    March 31, 2007         April 16, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    April 30, 2007           May 15, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    May 31, 2007            June 15, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    June 30, 2007           July 16, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    July 31, 2007         August 15, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    August 31, 2007    September 17, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    September 30, 2007   October 15, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    October 31, 2007    November 15, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    November 30, 2007   December 17, 2007     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    December 31, 2007    January 15, 2008     $0.1940     $0.0060     $0.20
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Total     $2.3280     $0.0720     $2.40
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    Unitholders who held their Trust Units outside of a Deferred Plan,
through a brokerage firm or other intermediary and received cash distributions
during the period, will receive "T3 Supplementary" slips directly from their
brokerage firm or intermediary, not from the transfer agent or the Trust.
    Registered Unitholders of Trust Units who received cash distributions
during the period from the transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company of
Canada, will receive "T3 Supplementary" slips directly from Computershare
Trust Company of Canada(and not from a brokerage firm or intermediary). While
Computershare Trust Company of Canada will strive to issue these information
slips as soon as possible, the deadline for mailing all T3 Supplementary
Information slips as required by Canada Revenue Agency is March 31, 2008.

    Tax upon the disposition of Royalty Trust Units:

    The portion of the distributions deemed a return of capital will reduce
the Unitholder's adjusted cost base ("ACB") of their units. The ACB of the
units is required in the calculation of a capital gain or capital loss
(assuming the units are capital property of the Unitholder) upon the
disposition or deemed disposition of the Trust units. Unitholders should
maintain a record of all distributions that are classified as partially or
entirely as a return of capital while holding ARC Energy Trust units. For
investors in the $10.00 per unit initial public offering in July 1996, the ACB
of units still held as at December 31, 2007, is $3.19 per unit taking into
account the return of capital of $6.74 in 1996 through to 2006 and $0.07 in
2007.
    An Adjusted Cost Base calculator is available on ARC's website at
www.arcenergytrust.com.

    ARC ENERGY TRUST

    John P. Dielwart,
    President and Chief Executive Officer





For further information:

For further information: about ARC Energy Trust, please visit our
website www.arcenergytrust.com or contact: Investor Relations, E-mail:
ir@arcresources.com, Telephone: (403) 503-8600, Fax: (403) 509-6417, Toll Free
1-888-272-4900, ARC Resources Ltd., Suite 2100, 440 - 2nd Avenue S.W.,
Calgary, AB, T2P 5E9


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