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  • Chapter 3: Exemptions

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    To allow the FIF measures to focus on cases that provide the greatest opportunity for deferral of Australian tax, there are a number of exemptions from FIF taxation:

    • attributable taxpayers under the CFC or the transferor trust measures
    • an interest in an active business
    • an interest in a foreign bank
    • an interest in a foreign holding company of a foreign bank
    • an interest in a foreign life insurance company
    • an interest in a foreign holding company of a foreign life insurance company
    • an interest in a foreign general insurance company
    • an interest in a foreign holding company of a foreign general insurance company
    • an interest in a foreign company engaged in certain real property activities
    • an interest in a foreign holding company of a foreign company engaged in certain real property activities
    • an interest of $50,000 or less
    • visitors to Australia
    • an interest in an employer-sponsored foreign superannuation fund
    • an interest in a FIF that is trading stock
    • an interest in a multi-industry foreign company
    • underwriting members of Lloyd's
    • a balanced investment portfolio in FIFs
    • an interest in certain FIFs resident in the United States
    • resident complying superannuation entities and interests in certain assets of life insurance companies and certain fixed trusts.
    Last modified: 01 Jul 2006QC 18507