Rollover of assets under the capital gains tax provisions



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Forced disposals

The capital gains tax provisions allow you to defer working out a gain or loss where the disposal was:

  • as a result of a breakdown of marriage
  • caused by the loss or destruction of the asset
  • from certain resumptions of property
  • from the disposal of certain mining leases.

These rollover provisions will apply in working out the attributable income because of the assumption that the CFC is a resident.

Most of these provisions require that the person disposing of the asset must make an election. You can make the election on behalf of a wholly owned CFC. For more details, read Procedures for electing that the rollover provisions apply.

Group transfers

The CGT rollover provisions allow companies that have 100% common ownership to defer, in certain circumstances, capital gains or losses on assets transferred between companies in the group. In the case of asset transfers between CFCs with 100% common ownership the circumstances under which the rollover provisions apply are modified. These are set out in the table below:

Residence of CFC

Recipient company residence

Asset requirement

Resident of a listed country

Either a resident of that listed country or an Australian resident

Any asset

Resident of a listed country

A resident of a particular unlisted country

The asset must have been used in connection with a permanent establishment of the CFC in an unlisted country

Resident of an unlisted country

Either a resident of an unlisted country at that time or an Australian resident

Any asset

The assumption that a CFC is a resident of Australia is ignored in determining its residence for the group transfer provisions.

Last modified: 05 Dec 2006QC 18000