Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
Shares in the capital of a company to which there are attached the same rights, including the following rights:
(a) rights in respect of voting;
(b) rights in respect of dividends;
(c) rights in respect of distribution of share capital in consequence of a reduction of share capital;
(d) rights in respect of distribution of the property of the company in the event of the winding up of the company;
constitute a class of shares for the purposes of this Division, and no other shares in the capital of the company constitute a class of shares for such purposes.
Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), a share in the capital of a company to be allotted upon the exercise of the option to convert given under the terms applicable to a convertible note shall not, for the purposes of this Division, be deemed to be a share of a different class from a share in the capital of the company already allotted by reason only that during the period of one year after the allotment of the first-mentioned share, any dividend payable in respect of the share will or may be less than any dividend payable in respect of the second-mentioned share.
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