FRINGE BENEFITS TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1986

PART IV - LIABILITY TO TAX  

SECTION 67   ARRANGEMENTS TO AVOID OR REDUCE FRINGE BENEFITS TAX  

67(1)   [Commissioner may determine tax in spite of arrangement]  

Where:


(a) an employer (in this subsection referred to as the eligible employer ) has obtained or, but for this section, would obtain, a tax benefit in respect of a year of tax in connection with an arrangement under which a benefit is or was provided to a person, being an arrangement that was entered into, or commenced to be carried out, on or after 19 September 1985; and


(b) it would be concluded that the person, or one of the persons, who entered into or carried out the arrangement or any part of the arrangement did so for the sole or dominant purpose of enabling the eligible employer to obtain a tax benefit in connection with the arrangement or of enabling the eligible employer and another employer or other employers each to obtain a tax benefit in connection with the arrangement (whether or not that person who entered into or carried out the arrangement or any part of the arrangement is the eligible employer or is the other employer or one of the other employers);

the Commissioner:


(c) may determine that the aggregate fringe benefits amount (if any) of the eligible employer of the year of tax be increased by the amount of the tax benefit; and


(d) may determine that appropriate adjustments (if any) be made to the aggregate fringe benefits amount of the eligible employer in respect of another year of tax or of another employer in respect of any year of tax,

and any such determination has effect accordingly.

67(2)   [Reference to obtaining a tax benefit]  

A reference in this section to the obtaining by an employer of a tax benefit in respect of a year of tax in connection with an arrangement under which a benefit is provided to a person is a reference to an amount not being included in the aggregate fringe benefits amount of the employer of the year of tax in respect of that benefit where the amount would have been included, or could reasonably be expected to have been included, in that aggregate fringe benefits amount if the arrangement had not been entered into or carried out.

67(3)   [No tax benefit where attributable to payment of consideration for benefit]  

A reference in this section to the obtaining by an employer of a tax benefit in respect of a year of tax in connection with an arrangement under which a benefit is provided to a person does not include a reference to an amount not being included in the aggregate fringe benefits amount of the employer of the year of tax in respect of that benefit, being an amount that would have been included, or could reasonably be expected to have been included, in that aggregate fringe benefits amount if the arrangement had not been entered into or carried out, where the non-inclusion of the amount in that aggregate fringe benefits amount is attributable to the payment or provision by a person of consideration in respect of the provision of the benefit.

67(4)   [Request for appropriate adjustment by other employer]  

Where, at any time, an employer considers that the Commissioner ought to make a determination under paragraph (1)(d) in relation to the employer in relation to a year of tax, the employer may post to or lodge with the Commissioner a request in writing for the making by the Commissioner of a determination under that paragraph.

67(5)   [Consideration of request]  

The Commissioner shall consider the request and serve on the employer a written notice of the Commissioner ' s decision on the request.

67(6)   [Objection against decision on request]  

If the employer is dissatisfied with the Commissioner ' s decision on the request, the employer may object against the decision in the manner set out in Part IVC of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .

67(7)  
(Omitted by No 216 of 1991)

67(8)   [Amendment of assessments within 6 years]  

Nothing in section 74 prevents the amendment of an assessment at any time before the end of 6 years after the original assessment date if the amendment is for the purposes of giving effect to subsection (1) of this section as it applies by virtue of paragraph (1)(c).

67(9)   [Amendment of assessments at any time]  

Nothing in section 74 prevents the amendment of an assessment at any time if the amendment is for the purpose of giving effect to subsection (1) of this section as it applies by virtue of paragraph (1)(d).

67(10)   [Reference to employer]  

In this section, a reference to an employer, in relation to an arrangement, includes a reference to a person who would be, or might reasonably be expected to be, an employer but for the arrangement.

67(11)   [Arrangement by more than one person]  

A reference in this section to the carrying out of an arrangement by a person shall be read as including a reference to the carrying out of an arrangement by a person together with another person or other persons.

67(12)   [Section not otherwise limited]  

Nothing in the provisions of this Act other than this section or in the International Tax Agreements Act 1953 or in the Petroleum (Timor Sea Treaty) Act 2003 shall be taken to limit the operation of this section.




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