Income Tax Assessment Act 1936
(a) against the profits or anticipated profits of the partnership; or
(b) otherwise in anticipation of the profits of the partnership;
(whether or not the amount of the profits or anticipated profits is ascertainable), the amount paid or credited is taken, for the purposes of the income tax law, to be a dividend paid by the partnership to the partner out of profits derived by the partnership.94M(2) [Commissioner's duty to avoid double taxation]
If the partnership makes a subsequent distribution, the Commissioner must take such steps (if any) as are necessary to ensure that the partner is not subject to double taxation.