INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997

CHAPTER 3 - SPECIALIST LIABILITY RULES  

PART 3-6 - THE IMPUTATION SYSTEM  

Division 205 - Franking accounts, franking deficit tax liabilities and the related tax offset  

Operative provisions  

SECTION 205-50   Deferring franking deficit  

Object

205-50(1)  
The object of this section is to ensure that an entity does not avoid *franking deficit tax by deferring the time at which a *franking debit occurs in its *franking account. End of year deficit deferred

205-50(2)  


An entity is taken to have *received a refund of income tax for an income year immediately before the end of that year for the purposes of subsection 205-45(2) if:


(a) the refund is paid within 3 months after the end of that year; and


(b) the *franking account of the entity would have been in *deficit, or in deficit to a greater extent, at the end of that year if the refund had been received in that year.

Deficit on ceasing to be a franking entity deferred

205-50(3)  


If an entity ceases to be a *franking entity during an income year, the entity is taken to have *received a refund of income tax immediately before it ceased to be a franking entity for the purposes of subsection 205-45(3) if:


(a) the refund is attributable to a period in the year during which the entity was a franking entity; and


(b) the refund is paid within 3 months after the entity ceases to be a franking entity; and


(c) the *franking account of the entity would have been in *deficit, or in deficit to a greater extent, immediately before it ceased to be a franking entity if the refund had been received before it ceased to be a franking entity.


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