Taxation Ruling

TR 2003/1W

Income tax: thin capitalisation - applying the arm's length debt test

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Notice of Withdrawal

Taxation Ruling TR 2003/1 is withdrawn with effect from today.

1. This Ruling deals with the application of the arm's length debt test contained in the thin capitalisation rules in Division 820 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

2. This Ruling has been withdrawn as it has been updated to provide interpretative guidance on key technical issues that may arise in determining an entity's arm's length debt amount and interpretative guidance relating to the record-keeping requirements in section 820-980 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

3. It is replaced by Taxation Ruling TR 2020/4 Income tax: thin capitalisation - the arm's length debt test, published on 12 August 2020. To the extent that the views contained in TR 2003/1 still apply, they have been incorporated into TR 2020/4.

Commissioner of Taxation
12 August 2020


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Previously released as draft TR 2002/D4.


ATO references:
NO T2002/005502

ISSN: 1039-0731

Related Rulings/Determinations:

TR 2020/4

TR 2003/1W history
  Date: Version: Change:
  5 March 2003 Original ruling  
You are here 5 March 2003 Withdrawn