INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936

PART III - LIABILITY TO TAXATION  

Division 2 - Income  

Subdivision D - Dividends  

SECTION 45   STREAMING OF BONUS SHARES AND UNFRANKED DIVIDENDS  

Application of section

45(1)  


This section applies in respect of a company that, whether in the same year of income or in different years of income, streams the provision of shares (other than shares to which subsection 6BA(5) applies) and the payment of minimally franked dividends to its shareholders in such a way that:


(a) the shares are received by some shareholders but not all shareholders; and


(b) some or all of the shareholders who do not receive the shares receive or will receive minimally franked dividends.

45(2)  


The value of the share at the time that the shareholder is provided with the share is taken, for the purposes of this Act, to be a dividend that is unfrankable (within the meaning of subsection 995-1(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 ) and that is paid by the company, out of profits of the company, to the shareholder at that time.

45(3)  


A dividend is minimally franked if it is not franked, or is franked to less than 10%, in accordance with section 202-5 or 208-60 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

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