Taxation Administration Act 1953

SCHEDULE 1 - COLLECTION AND RECOVERY OF INCOME TAX AND OTHER LIABILITIES  

Note: See section 3AA .

Chapter 2 - Collection, recovery and administration of income tax  

PART 2-5 - PAY AS YOU GO (PAYG) WITHHOLDING  

Division 12 - Payments from which amounts must be withheld  

Subdivision 12-F - Dividend, interest and royalty payments  

Interest

SECTION 12-260   LENDER TO NOTIFY BORROWER IF INTEREST DERIVED THROUGH OVERSEAS PERMANENT ESTABLISHMENT  

12-260(1)  
If:


(a) interest (within the meaning of Division 11A of Part III of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 ) is payable to:


(i) an entity that is, or entities at least one of whom is, an Australian resident; or

(ii) an *Australian government agency; and


(b) the entity liable to pay the interest is authorised to pay it at a place in Australia (whether to any of those entities or the agency, or to anyone else); and


(c) the interest is or will be *derived by any of those entities or the agency in carrying on business in a country outside Australia at or through a *permanent establishment it has in that country;

those entities, or the agency, must notify the entity liable to pay the interest that section 12-255 applies to the interest.

12-260(2)  
The notice must be given in writing, before the entities, or the agency, enter into the transaction in relation to which the interest is payable, or within one month afterwards.

12-260(3)  
Immediately after giving the notice, those entities, or the agency, must notify the Commissioner of:


(a) the particulars of the transaction (including the dates on which interest is payable under it); and


(b) the day when the notice was given to the entity liable to pay the interest.

Failure to comply with this section may contravene section 8C of this Act.




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