INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936 (ARCHIVE)
Subject to subsections (2) and (5), section 160AQT does not apply in relation to a class A franked dividend, a class B franked dividend, or a class C franked dividend, paid to a shareholder by an exempting company.160AQTA(2) Exception where shareholder is life assurance company holding all the shares or substantially bearing the risks associated with holding the shares.
Subsection (1) does not preclude section 160AQT from applying in relation to a franked dividend paid by an exempting company to a life assurance company (other than a life assurance company acting as a trustee) in respect of accountable shares held by the life assurance company in the exempting company if:
(a) the exempting company and the life assurance company are members of the same effectively wholly-owned group of companies; or
(b) the life assurance company holds more than 5% of the shares in the exempting company (other than finance shares or dividend access shares within the meaning of section 160APHBC or shares that do not carry the right to receive dividends) and it would be reasonable to conclude that the risks involved in, and the opportunities resulting from, holding those shares are substantially borne by, or substantially accrue to, the life assurance company. 160AQTA(3) Matters to be taken into account in determining whether life assurance company bears the risks associated with the holding of shares.
(a) regard is to be had to any arrangement in respect of shares (including unissued shares) in the exempting company held by persons who are not, and are not associates of, the life assurance company (including any derivatives held or issued in connection with those shares); but
(b) no regard is to be had to risks involved in the ownership of shares in the exempting company that are substantially borne by any person in the person's capacity as a secured creditor. 160AQTA(4) Exception for grossing-up limited to grossed-up amount attributable to credits arising while life assurance company held shares.
Subsection (2) does not apply to so much of the franked amount of a franked dividend paid by an exempting company to a life assurance company as related to franking credits of the exempting company that arose at a time before the life assurance company acquired the shares in respect of which the dividend was paid.160AQTA(5) Exception where shares held under employee share scheme.
Subsection (1) does not preclude section 160AQT from applying in relation to a franked dividend paid by an exempting company in respect of a share held by a person who:
(a) was an employee of the exempting company, or of a company that was a subsidiary of the exempting company, at the time when the dividend was paid; and
(b) acquired the share under an eligible employee share scheme; and
(c) did not hold the share as a trustee.