Income Tax Assessment Act 1997



Division 215 - Consequences of the debt/equity rules  

Subdivision 215-B - Non-share dividends that are unfrankable to some extent  

SECTION 215-20   Working out the available frankable profits  


Use the following formula to work out the amount of a *corporate tax entity ' s available frankable profits at a particular time:


committed share dividends
means the sum of:

(a) the amounts of any *distributions that are not *non-share dividends and are paid by the entity at that time; and

(b) if the entity has announced that it will pay distributions that are not non-share dividends at a later time, or is committed or has resolved (formally or informally) to paying such distributions at a later time - the amounts of those distributions.

maximum frankable amount
means the maximum amount of *frankable *distributions (other than *non-share dividends) that the *corporate tax entity could pay at that time having regard to its available profits at that time.

undebited non-share dividends
means the sum of the amounts of the franked parts of the *non-share dividends (worked out under subsection (2)) that:

(a) were not debited to available profits; and

(b) were paid within the preceding 2 income years or were paid under the same *scheme under which the entity pays the non-share dividend.


The amount of the franked part of a *non-share dividend is worked out using the following formula:

  *Franking credit on the dividend × Applicable gross-up rate


applicable gross-up rate
means the *corporate tax gross-up rate of the entity making the distribution for the income year in which the distribution is made.

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