INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936

PART III - LIABILITY TO TAXATION  

Division 9AA - Demutualisation of insurance companies and affiliates  

Subdivision B - Key concepts and related definitions  

SECTION 121AK   DEMUTUALISATION METHOD 6  

121AK(1)   [Transactions involved in demutualisation]  

Under demutualisation method 6 , in connection with the implementation of the demutualisation of a life insurance company:


(a) all membership rights in the company are extinguished; and


(b) the whole of the life insurance business of the company is, under a scheme confirmed by the Federal Court of Australia, transferred to another company formed for the purpose; and


(c) shares (the ordinary shares ) of only one class in the other company are:


(i) issued, at the election of each person in the policyholder/member group, to the person or to a trustee to sell on behalf of the person; or

(ii) issued to a trustee, at the election of each person in the policyholder/member group, to distribute to the person or to sell on behalf of the person; and


(d) the trustee sells the ordinary shares and distributes the proceeds of sale to the person or distributes the ordinary shares to the person; and


(e) the ordinary shares are listed within the listing period.

Note:

Other things may also happen in connection with the implementation of the demutualisation.

121AK(2)   [Diagram of transactions]  

The following diagram shows the main events, where this demutualisation method is used.

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