Law Companion Guideline
LCG 2015/D5A1 - Addendum
Attribution Managed Investment Trusts: choice to treat separate classes as separate AMITs
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This Addendum amends Draft Law Companion Guideline LCG 2015/D5 to outline the Commissioner's intention to monitor contrived arrangements which seek to obtain tax benefits by creating a separate class(es) which would not otherwise qualify as an Attributed Managed Investment Trust.
LCG 2015/2 is amended as follows:
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|Monitoring contrived arrangements||54|
|Example 6: contrived arrangements||55|
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Monitoring contrived arrangements
54. The ATO will monitor the use of contrived arrangements which seek to obtain tax benefits by creating a separate class(es) which would not otherwise qualify as an AMIT. For example, a class comprised of a single member may be "bolted-on" to an existing AMIT or multi-class AMIT to confer separate AMIT status on the single member class without objectively justifiable commercial reasons. Depending on all of the relevant facts and circumstances, the ATO may consider applying Part IVA to such arrangements. The ATO will also report to Treasury the nature and frequency of such arrangements that it becomes aware of.
Example 6: contrived arrangements
55. An individual foreign investor plans to purchase taxable Australian property (TAP). Any gain on the future sale would be subject to tax on an assessment basis at the investor's marginal tax rate. The investor approaches an existing AMIT, which creates a separate class for the investor and their TAP. Having regard to all of the relevant facts and circumstances, the sole or dominant purpose of the arrangement is to obtain the benefit of concessional withholding tax rates applicable to AMIT distributions.
Renumber paragraph 54 to 56.
Commissioner of Taxation
23 March 2016
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