INCOME TAX (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1997

CHAPTER 3 - SPECIALIST LIABILITY RULES  

PART 3-3 - CAPITAL GAINS AND LOSSES: SPECIAL TOPICS  

Division 130 - Investments  

Subdivision 130-C - Convertible notes  

SECTION 130-60   Shares or units acquired by converting a convertible note  

130-60(1)  
The modification in item 1 of the table in subsection 130-60(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 does not apply to shares or units in a unit trust you acquire by converting a convertible note (that is a traditional security) that you acquired after 10 May 1989 and before 16 August 1989. Instead, the first element of the cost base and reduced cost base of the shares or units is the sum of:


(a) what you paid or gave to acquire the note; and


(b) any amount you paid in relation to the conversion;

if that sum is more than the market value of the shares or units (at the time of conversion).

130-60(2)  
The modification in item 2 of the table in subsection 130-60(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 does not apply to shares you acquire by converting a convertible note (that is not a traditional security) that you acquired before 20 September 1985 where you paid or gave something in relation to the conversion. Instead, the first element of the cost base and reduced cost base of the shares is the sum of:


(a) the market value of the note at the time of the conversion; and


(b) what you paid or gave in relation to the conversion.

130-60(3)  
Subsection 130-60(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 does not apply to the acquisition of shares by the conversion of a convertible note that you acquired before 20 September 1985 if you did not pay or give anything in relation to the conversion. Instead, you are taken to have acquired them when you acquired the convertible note.




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