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  • Active income test

    Use this summary sheet to determine whether a CFC passes the active income test.

    1. Was the CFC resident in a particular listed country or unlisted country at all times during the CFC's statutory accounting period?

    Yes

    Go to question 2.

    No

    The CFC has failed the active income test.
    Tick Fail at question 5 of summary sheet 2.

    1. Did the CFC, or a partnership in which the CFC was a partner, have a permanent establishment in the CFC's country of residence at all times during the period?

    Yes

    Go to question 3.

    No

    The CFC has failed the active income test.
    Tick Fail at question 5 of summary sheet 2.

    1. Has the CFC, and every partnership in which it was a partner, kept accounts according to commercially accepted accounting principles which give a true and fair view of its financial position?

    Yes

    Go to question 4.

    No

    The CFC has failed the active income test.
    Tick Fail at question 5 of summary sheet 2.

    1. Has the CFC complied with the substantiation requirements in chapter 4?

    Yes

    Go to question 5.

    No

    The CFC has failed the active income test.
    Tick Fail at question 5 of summary sheet 2.

    1. Is the tainted income ratio less than 0.05?

    Yes

    The CFC passes the income test.
    Tick Pass at question 5 on summary sheet 2.

    No

    The CFC has failed the active income test.
    Tick Fail at question 5 of summary sheet 2.

    If the CFC's statutory accounting period commenced after 1 July 1997, you can use worksheet 2 to answer this question. Alternatively, use worksheet 4.

      Last modified: 12 Sep 2016QC 18118