Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
If the entity is an *inward investor (general) for the income year, the worldwide gearing debt amount is the result of applying the method statement in this section. Method statement
Divide the entity ' s *statement worldwide debt for the income year by the entity ' s *statement worldwide equity for that year.
Add 1 to the result of step 1.
Divide the result of step 1 by the result of step 2.
Multiply the result of step 3 in this method statement by the result of step 4 in the method statement in section 820-205 .
Add to the result of step 4 the average value, for that year, of the entity ' s *associate entity excess amount. The result of this step is the worldwide gearing debt amount .
MLO Limited, a company that is not an Australian entity, has investments in Australia. MLO Limited has statement worldwide debt of $120 million and statement worldwide equity of $40 million.
The result of applying step 1 is therefore 3. Dividing 3 by 4 (through applying steps 2 and 3) and multiplying the result by $75 million (which is the result of step 4 of the method statement in section 820-205 ) equals $56.25 million. As the average value of the company ' s associate entity excess amount is $4 million, the worldwide gearing debt amount is therefore $60.25 million.