INCOME TAX (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1997

CHAPTER 2 - LIABILITY RULES OF GENERAL APPLICATION  

PART 2-10 - CAPITAL ALLOWANCES: RULES ABOUT DEDUCTIBILITY OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE  

Division 40 - Capital allowances  

Subdivision 40-B - Core provisions  

SECTION 40-55   Environmental impact assessment  

40-55(1)  
This section applies to you if you have deducted or can deduct an amount under Subdivision 400-A of the former Act for an amount (the qualifying amount ) of expenditure on or before 30 June 2001 on evaluating the impact on the environment of a project under Subdivision 400-A of the former Act.

40-55(2)  
Division 40 of the new Act applies to the qualifying amount as if it were a depreciating asset on this basis:


(a) it has an opening adjustable value at 1 July 2001 equal to the qualifying amount less any amounts you have deducted or can deduct for it under the former Act or the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 ; and


(b) it has a cost equal to the qualifying amount; and


(c) it has an effective life equal to the number of years for which you could deduct for the qualifying amount worked out under subsection 400-15(3) of the former Act; and


(d) you must use the prime cost method.

Note:

There are special rules for entities that have substituted accounting periods: see section 40-65 .




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