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Rateable reduction to net income

Last updated 12 October 2020

In some circumstances, Subdivision 207-B of the ITAA 1997 allows for a reduction in the amounts of a distribution otherwise assessed to the beneficiaries and the trustee. This ensures they are not assessed on more than the total net income of the trust.

The adjustment applies if the sum of the franked distributions (net of directly relevant deductions) and net capital gains exceeds the net income of the trust (excluding franking credits). For example, this situation may happen if a trust's only assessable income is from capital gains and franked distributions and it has general management expenses that it deducts in working out its net income.