Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
For a capital protected borrowing entered into or extended:
(a) on or after 1 July 2007; but
(b) at or before 7.30 pm, by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory, on 13 May 2008 (the 2008 Budget time );
work out the amount that is reasonably attributable to the capital protection using the following method statement.Method statement
Work out the total amount incurred by the borrower under or in respect of the capital protected borrowing for the income year, ignoring amounts that are not in substance for capital protection or interest.
Work out the total interest that would have been incurred for the income year on a borrowing or provision of credit of the same amount as under the capital protected borrowing at the rate applicable under either or both of subsections (2) and (3).
If the step 1 amount exceeds the step 2 amount, the excess is reasonably attributable to the capital protection for the income year.
Amounts that would be ignored under step 1 include amounts that are in substance the repayment of a loan or credit, the payment of an application fee or brokerage commission and the payment of stamp duty or other tax.
(a) the capital protected borrowing is at a fixed rate for all or part of the term of the capital protected borrowing; and
(b) that fixed rate is applicable to the capital protected borrowing for all or part of the income year;
use the Reserve Bank of Australia ' s Indicator Lending Rate for Personal Unsecured Loans - Variable Rate (the personal unsecured loan rate ) at the first time an amount covered by step 1 of the method statement in subsection (1) was incurred, in any income year, during the term of the capital protected borrowing or that part of the term.247-75(3)
(a) the capital protected borrowing is at a variable rate for all or part of the term of the capital protected borrowing; and
(b) a variable rate is applicable to the capital protected borrowing for all or part of the income year;
use the average of the personal unsecured loan rates applicable during those parts of the income year when the capital protected borrowing is at a variable rate.