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  • Completing the AMIT tax schedule

    You must lodge at least one AMIT tax schedule with your tax return.

    The name, TFN and ABN shown here must match the information you have entered on the AMIT tax return.

    You may leave fields blank in the schedule if they do not apply to your circumstances.

    Separate AMIT classes

    An AMIT may make an irrevocable election to treat separate classes of interests in the trust as separate AMITs.

    If the trustee has chosen to apply separate AMIT treatment, you must complete one AMIT tax schedule for each class.

    You must also complete the following separate AMIT fields on each schedule.

    Name of AMIT class

    Enter a unique name and number for the AMIT class. This ensures that each class can be easily identified.

    We recommend that the name and number of an AMIT class remain consistent in subsequent years and that you avoid reusing a name if the class ceases.

    Example

    An AMIT has an Australian equities class and a Foreign equities class, which it elects to treat as separate AMITs. A separate schedule is prepared for each class, showing the names as:

    1 – Australian equities class

    2 – Foreign equities class.

    End of example

    Is this the final schedule for this class?

    Answer Yes or No as appropriate.

    Number of members in the AMIT class at the end of the income year

    Enter the number of members in the AMIT classes at the end of the income year. This field must contain a number, even if there is only one member.

    Enter only the number of owners shown in the AMIT's membership records. A single entity (such as a custodian) that is identified in the AMIT's membership records as holding membership interests in respect of more than one specific entity should be counted as a separate member in respect of each specific entity.

    Example

    Membership records for an AMIT class show a parcel of units held by X Custodian on behalf of Entity A, and a separate parcel held by X Custodian on behalf of Entity B. These should be treated as two separate members for the purposes of this question. If the record shows a parcel held by X Custodian without any reference to the underlying clients, it would be counted as a single member. You do not need to trace through to underlying interests not shown in the membership records.

    End of example

    Ceasing to be an AMIT

    A trust that:

    • was an AMIT for an income year, and
    • is not eligible to be an AMIT in a later income year

    must lodge:

    • a Trust tax return for the later income year, or
    • any alternative return that the trust's changed circumstances require, and
    • may be required to lodge an AMIT tax schedule with the trust return.

    A trust that is not eligible to be an AMIT for an income year must continue to work out unders or overs that relate to a year that the trust was an AMIT.

    Where the trust has an under or over in the later income year (the discovery year), it must work out the unders and overs and their effect on trust components as if it were an AMIT. The trust must then take these amounts into account in determining the trust's net income, exempt income, NANE income and tax offsets, in accordance with Subdivision 276-K of the ITAA 1997.

    You are required to report any unders or overs in the discovery year in an AMIT tax schedule and lodge it with the trust return.

    Broadly, unders and overs can only arise in income years that fall within the period of review (generally four years) for the original income year (the base year) that the under or over relates to.

    Characters

    You must show, on an aggregated basis, how you worked out your determined trust components for the listed categories of character. These are the amounts you used as the basis for attribution to your members.

    You must show total amounts for characters grouped by their relationship to:

    • assessable income (excluding capital gain amounts)
    • assessable income (capital gains)
    • exempt income
    • non-assessable non-exempt (NANE) income
    • a tax offset.

    See section 995-1 of the ITAA 1997 for the meanings of assessable income, exempt income, non-assessable non-exempt income and tax offset.

    Assessable Income

    Income – other than capital gains

    Assessable income

    Enter total assessable income for trust components of a non-CGT assessable income character (non-CGT assessable characters).

    Do not include amounts relating to your net capital gain for the income year. Report the amounts relating to your net capital gain (if any) separately.

    Direct Deductions

    Your direct deductions are allowable deductions for the income year that directly related to deriving the assessable income of the non-CGT assessable character.

    Do not include amounts such as general fund management and administration expenses or other overheads that have only an indirect relationship with the assessable income of the non-CGT assessable income characters.

    Other deductions

    Your other deductions are allowable deductions for the income year that had an indirect relationship to deriving the assessable income of the non-CGT assessable characters, but were allocated against that income on a reasonable basis in working out the relevant trust components.

    See also:

    • section 276-260 of the ITAA 1997
    • LCR 2015/8 Attribution Managed Investment Trusts: the rules for working out trust components – allocation of deductions
    Trust components

    Enter the total amount of your trust components of the non-CGT assessable income characters worked out under Subdivision 276-E of the ITAA 1997. This is the amount of the trust component after you have allocated deductions, but before making any adjustments for unders, overs or rounding adjustments.

    Under 276-265(3) of the ITAA 1997, if the total of your assessable income for the income year did not exceed the total of your deductions, each trust component would be NIL and you would show '0' at both assessable income trust component labels.

    Total unders

    Enter the total amount of unders (work out under section 276-345) discovered in the income year relating to the non-CGT assessable income characters.

    Total overs

    Enter the total amount of overs (worked out under section 276-345) discovered in the income year relating to the non-CGT assessable income characters.

    Determined trust components

    Enter the total amount of your determined trust components (worked out under section 276-255) for the non-CGT assessable income characters (incorporating applicable unders or overs and rounding or other adjustments under Subdivision 276-F).

    Carry-forward trust component deficits

    Enter the total amount of your carry-forward trust component deficits, worked out under section 276-330, for the non-CGT assessable income characters.

    These amounts are to be carried forward and applied to reduce the trust component of the same character in the next income year.

    Income – capital gains

    Include only amounts in respect of assessable income characters that relate to your net capital gain (CGT assessable income characters).

    Net capital gain

    Enter your net capital gain for the income year.

    Direct Deductions

    Your direct deductions are deductions for the income year that directly related to the net capital gain. Note that amounts which relate solely to capital gains are not allowable deductions under section 51AAA of the ITAA 1936.

    Do not include amounts such as general fund management and administration expenses and other overheads that have only an indirect relationship with the net capital gains which make up the trust components of the CGT assessable income characters (CGT assessable income characters).

    Other deductions

    Your other deductions are deductions for the income year that had an indirect relationship to the CGT assessable income characters against which they were deducted or the excess amount of any deduction directly related to non-CGT assessable characters remaining after being applied to those characters, and which have been allocated against your CGT assessable income characters on a reasonable basis.

    See also:

    • section 276-260 of the ITAA 1997
    • LCR 2015/8 Attribution Managed Investment Trusts: the rules for working out trust components – allocation of deductions
    Trust components

    Enter the amount of your net capital gain remaining after allocation of deductions

    This means you are to show your total trust components of assessable income characters relating to capital gains (worked out under Subdivision 276-E of the ITAA 1997) after allocation of deductions but before making any adjustments for unders, overs or rounding adjustments.

    Under 276-265(3) of the ITAA 1997, if the total of your assessable income for the income year did not exceed the total of your deductions, each trust component would be NIL and you would show '0' at both assessable income trust component labels.

    Total unders

    Enter the total amount of unders (worked out under section 276-345) discovered in the income year, relating to your net capital gain.

    Total overs

    Enter the total amount of overs (worked out under section 276-345) discovered in the income year, relating to your net capital gain.

    Determined trust components

    Enter the total amount of determined trust components, worked out under section 276-255, relating to your net capital gain for the income year (incorporating any unders or overs and rounding or other adjustments under Subdivision 276-F where applicable).

    Carry-forward trust component deficits

    Enter the total amount your carry-forward trust component deficits, worked out under section 276-330, for all trust components of characters relating to your net capital gain.

    These amounts are to be carried forward and applied to reduce the trust component of the same character in the next income year.

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