Tax Laws Amendment (2004 Measures No. 6) Act 2005 (23 of 2005)
Schedule 3 Simplified Imputation System
Part 1 Anti-avoidance rules in relation to exempt institutions
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
5 At the end of Subdivision 975-A
975-155 When is an entity a controller (for CGT purposes) of a company?
An entity (the first entity ) is a controller (for CGT purposes) of a company if:
(a) the first entity has an *associate-inclusive control interest in the company of at least 50%; or
(b) the first entity has an associate-inclusive control interest in the company of at least 40% and entities other than the first entity or associates of the first entity do not control the company; or
(c) the first entity controls the company (alone or with an *associate).
975-160 When an entity has an associate-inclusive control interest
(1) An entity has an associate-inclusive control interest in a company in the circumstances set out in Subdivision A of Division 3 of Part X of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.
(2) However, in working out whether an entity has an associate-inclusive control interest of a particular percentage for the purposes of section 975-155, there are these modifications to the way Part X of that Act operates:
(a) that Part is applied to any company, including one acting as a trustee; and
(b) subsection 349(4) applies in all cases in working out which entity holds a direct control interest or a control tracing interest equal to 100%; and
(c) subsections 350(6) and (7) and 355(1) are ignored; and
(d) despite subsection 352(2), an interposed entity may be taken into account in calculating an indirect control interest if the interposed entity is:
(i) a company of which the first entity or an *associate is a controller; or
(ii) a partnership or a trust; and
(e) section 354 applies as if it referred to partnerships rather than CFP's; and
(f) section 355 applies as if it referred to trusts rather than CFT's.
Note 1: Part X of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 defines company to exclude a company in the capacity of a trustee.
Note 2: The terms direct control interest and control tracing interest are relevant to working out associate-inclusive control interests in a company: see sections 350, 351, 353, 354 and 355 of that Act.
Note 3: Under subsection 349(4) of that Act, if 2 or more entities would have a direct control interest or a control tracing interest in a company or trust equal to 100%, only one of them holds the interest.
Note 4: Subsections 350(6) and (7) of that Act deal with direct control interests in a company. They deal with interests held by Australian entities. Under subsection 355(1), certain entities are taken to hold a control tracing interest in a trust equal to 100%.
Note 5: Paragraphs (2)(d), (e) and (f) of this section are necessary because Part X of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 applies only to CFE's (which comprise CFC's, CFP's and CFT's).