FRINGE BENEFITS TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1986

PART XII - INTERPRETATION  

SECTION 158   RELATED COMPANIES  

158(1)   [Where companies related]  

For the purposes of this Act, a company shall be taken to be related to another company if:


(a) one of the companies is a subsidiary of the other company; or


(b) each of the companies is a subsidiary of the same company.

158(2)   [Where company a subsidiary]  

For the purposes of this section, a company (in this subsection referred to as the ``subsidiary company'' ) shall be taken to be the subsidiary of another company (in this subsection referred to as the ``holding company'' ) if:


(a) all the shares in the subsidiary company are beneficially owned by:


(i) the holding company;

(ii) a company that is, or 2 or more companies each of which is, a subsidiary of the holding company; or

(iii) the holding company and a company that is, or 2 or more companies each of which is, a subsidiary of the holding company; and


(b) there is no agreement in force by virtue of which any person is in a position to affect rights of the holding company or of a subsidiary of the holding company in relation to the subsidiary company.

158(3)   [Subsidiary of subsidiary]  

For the purposes of this section, where a company is a subsidiary of another company (including a company that is such a subsidiary by virtue of another application or other applications of this subsection), every company that is a subsidiary of the first-mentioned company shall be taken to be a subsidiary of that other company.

158(4)   [Person affecting rights of company]  

For the purposes of subsection (2), a person shall be taken to be in a position to affect any rights of a company in relation to another company if that person has a right, power or option (whether by virtue of any provision in the constituent document of either of those companies or by virtue of any agreement or instrument or otherwise) to acquire those rights or do an act or thing that would prevent the first-mentioned company from exercising those rights for its own benefit or receiving any benefits accruing by reason of those rights.




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