INCOME TAX (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1997

CHAPTER 3 - SPECIALIST LIABILITY RULES  

PART 3-6 - THE IMPUTATION SYSTEM  

Division 205 - Franking accounts  

SECTION 205-25   Franking deficit tax  

Object

205-25(1)  
While recognising that an entity may anticipate franking credits when franking distributions, the object of this section is to prevent those credits from being anticipated indefinitely by requiring the entity to reconcile its franking account at certain times and levying tax if the account is in deficit. Franking deficit at end of 30 June

205-25(2)  
An entity is liable to pay franking deficit tax imposed by the New Business Tax System (Franking Deficit Tax) Act 2002 if its franking account is in deficit at the end of 30 June in the year 2003 or a later year. Corporate tax entity ceases to be a franking entity

205-25(3)  
An entity is liable to pay franking deficit tax imposed by the New Business Tax System (Franking Deficit Tax) Act 2002 if:


(a) it ceases to be a franking entity after 30 June 2002; and


(b) immediately before it ceases to be a franking entity, its franking account is in deficit.

Note:

The tax is imposed in the New Business Tax System (Franking Deficit Tax) Act 2002 and the amount of the tax is set out in that Act.




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