• Part A: Summary of items on the tax return for individuals (supplementary section) 2012

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    The references in part A are to the Tax return for individuals (supplementary section) 2012. Additional labels that may need to be included 1 are:

    Tax return (supplementary section)

    Amount

    Tax return label

    Primary production income

     

    13L

    Other deductions relating to distributions

     

    13X

    Franked distributions from trusts 2

     

    13C

    Credit for Australian business number (ABN) amounts withheld

     

    13P

    Credit for tax paid by trustee

     

    13S

    Credit for amounts withheld from foreign resident withholding

     

    13A

    National rental affordability scheme tax offset

     

    13B

    CFC income

     

    19K

    Net foreign rent

     

    20R

    Australian franking credits from a New Zealand company

     

    20F

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    U item 13: Non-primary production income
    At this item unit holders include their share of franked dividends and their share of franking credits included in the net income of the trust calculated under section 95 of the ITAA 1936. Unit holder's shares of the net income of the trust that are attributable to net capital gains and foreign income are not shown here.

    Include an unfranked dividend paid out of conduit foreign income in Dividends: unfranked amount that forms part of the non-primary production income.

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    Y item 13: Other deductions relating to distributions
    At this item unit holders show the total of deductible expenses they incurred during 2011-12 in relation to the distributions.

    Deductions allowable to the trustees that are taken into account in the net income calculation under section 95 of the ITAA 1936 are not shown at this item. Ordinarily, deductible expenses would be netted off against the relevant class of income in the trust estate (see Note 12).

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    Q item 13: Franking credits
    At this item unit holders show their share of franking credits from franked distributions. Include cents.

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    R item 13: Credit for TFN amounts withheld
    At this item unit holders show their share of any credit for TFN amounts withheld from interest, dividends and unit trust distributions paid or payable, in accordance with sections 12-140 and 12-145 of Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953. Include cents.

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    S item 13: Credit for tax paid by trustee
    Part A of the SDS does not provide for situations where a managed fund trustee will be assessed under section 98 of the ITAA 1936, for example, subsection 98(1) in respect of beneficiaries under a legal disability (includes beneficiaries under 18 years old). At this item unit holders show their share of any credit for tax paid or payable by the trustee. Include cents.

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    H item 18: Total current year capital gains
    A item 18: Net capital gain
    The components of these items are set out in Part B. Unit holders need to gross up their cash distribution by the amount of any tax paid on capital gains (for example, foreign tax on foreign net capital gains). It is important to note that an individual unit holder who has capital losses will not simply be able to transfer the net capital gain amount from part A to their tax return. Fund managers may wish to refer investors in these circumstances to the Guide to capital gains tax 2012 (NAT 4151) or Personal investors guide to capital gains tax 2012 (NAT 4152), or provide details in their own explanatory material.

    Some funds complete this with a note where the investor has sold units during the year. Regardless of whether the investor has sold units or not, the relevant share of net capital gain as a component of the net income should be clearly shown here. As well as this information on the SDS, funds may provide other information for the unit holder relevant to the sale of their units. 

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    Item 19: Foreign entities
    Part A of the standard format assumes that there is no attributed foreign income of the trust such that the information requested at item 19 of the Tax return for individuals (supplementary section) 2012 is not applicable to a managed fund investment. If this is not the case, trustees should provide this information to unit holders.

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    E item 20: Assessable foreign source income
    M item 20: Other net foreign source income
    These amounts will be the same unless the fund has:

    • expenses that have to be applied against the assessable foreign income, or
    • net foreign rent (that is shown at R item 20).

     

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    0 item 20: Foreign income tax offset
    For many small investors the $1,000 de minimis rule will apply and they will not need to do any calculations. The fund won't know if an investor can use the de minimis rule.

    If a fund has paid foreign income tax on income or capital gains to overseas tax authorities then it needs to provide the following additional information in case the investor has to calculate their foreign income tax offset entitlement:

    • the foreign tax paid on capital gains included in the net capital gain, including details of the components of the net capital gain that the tax relates to
    • the foreign tax paid on non-assessable non-exempt income, namely attributed income under section 23AI of the ITAA 1936 and attributed foreign investment fund income under section 23AK of the ITAA 1936.

     

    Last modified: 13 Jun 2012QC 25838