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Investments in foreign hybrids

Last updated 8 March 2010

A foreign hybrid is an entity that is taxed in Australia as a company but taxed overseas as a partnership. This can include a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership and a US limited liability company.

If you have an investment in a foreign hybrid (referred to as being a member of a foreign hybrid), you are treated for Australian tax purposes as having an interest in each asset of the partnership.

As a consequence, any capital gain or capital loss made in relation to a foreign hybrid or its assets is taken to be made by the member. Further information is available on our website.