INCOME TAX (TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1997

CHAPTER 3 - SPECIALIST LIABILITY RULES  

PART 3-90 - CONSOLIDATED GROUPS  

Division 707 - Losses for head companies when entities become members, etc  

Subdivision 707-C - Amount of transferred losses that can be utilised  

SECTION 707-328A   Some events involving only group members not covered by rule against inflation of modified market value  

Overview

707-328A(1)  
Subsection (3) of this section affects the calculation, under section 707-325 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and section 707-325 of this Act, of the modified market value of the real loss-maker mentioned in subsection 707-315(1) of that Act for a bundle of losses, but only if:


(a) the requirement in subsection (2) of this section is met in relation to each other company that became a member of the group mentioned in subsection 707-315(1) of that Act in connection with the bundle at the time (the formation time ) the group became a consolidated group; and


(b) the provisions described in subsection 707-327(4) of this Act operate (because of that subsection) in relation to each loss of such a company that is covered by paragraphs 707-327(1) (b) and (c) of this Act as if the bundle included the loss; and


(c) all members of the group at the formation time were companies; and


(d) subsection 707-325(2) of that Act does not operate, for the purposes of working out the modified market value of an entity that became a member of the group at the formation time, because of an event that involved an entity that did not become a member of the group then; and


(e) the transferee mentioned in subsection 707-325(1) of this Act chooses that this section apply in relation to the real loss-maker.

707-328A(2)  
Section 707-325 of this Act must apply in relation to the other company (as value donor) so that the available fraction for the bundle is to be worked out as if there were added to the real loss-maker ' s modified market value an amount worked out by reference to the other company ' s modified market value at the initial transfer time. Disregarding events for purposes of anti-inflation rule

707-328A(3)  
Disregard for the purposes of subsection 707-325(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 an event that is described in subsection 707-325(4) of that Act and was either:


(a) an injection of capital into an entity that became a member of the group at the formation time by another such entity; or


(b) a transaction that involved only entities that became members of the group at the formation time.

Note:

Disregarding such an event could have a direct or indirect effect on the real loss-maker ' s modified market value for the purposes of working out the available fraction for the bundle in one of these ways:

  • (a) it could directly affect the real loss-maker ' s modified market value calculated under section 707-325 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , if the real loss-maker was involved in the event;
  • (b) it could have an indirect effect by affecting the value donor ' s modified market value calculated under that section and used under section 707-325 of this Act to add an amount to the real loss-maker ' s modified market value for those purposes.
  • Choice

    707-328A(4)  
    A choice for the purposes of paragraph (1)(e):


    (a) may be made only by the later of:


    (i) the day on which the transferee lodges its income tax return for the first income year for which it utilises (except in accordance with section 707-350 ) losses transferred to it under Subdivision 707-A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 ; and

    (ii) the end of 31 December 2005; and


    (b) cannot be amended, or revoked, after 31 December 2005.

    Note:

    For the purposes of subparagraph (4)(a)(i), ignore losses to which section 713-535 (Losses of entities whose membership interests are virtual PST assets of life insurance companies) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 applies. See section 707-355 of this Act.

    Scope of this section

    707-328A(5)  
    This section affects the modified market value of an entity that became a member of the group at the formation time only for the purposes of calculating the real loss-maker ' s modified market value for the purposes of working out the available fraction for the bundle.

    707-328A(6)  


    This section has effect for working out the available fraction of the bundle only so far as it affects the utilisation of a tax loss, film loss or net capital loss. It does not affect the utilisation of an overall foreign loss (as defined in former section 160AFD of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 ) that:


    (a) is included in the bundle; or


    (b) was transferred under Subdivision 707-A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 from an entity other than the real loss-maker.

    Note:

    If the bundle includes an overall foreign loss and a loss of another sort:

  • (a) utilisation of the overall foreign loss is limited by the available fraction for the bundle worked out apart from this section; and
  • (b) utilisation of the loss of the other sort is limited by the available fraction for the bundle as affected by this section, if applicable.
  • 707-328A(7)  
    This section can operate in relation to only one bundle of losses transferred to the transferee under Subdivision 707-A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.




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