Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Act 2013 (88 of 2013)
Schedule 7 Miscellaneous amendments
Part 1 Resource rent taxation
Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987
89 After subsection 35E(1)
(1A) However, if:
(a) the petroleum project is the North West Shelf project; and
(b) in the starting base financial year for the project or in a later financial year, a production licence relating to the project comes into existence; and
(c) the production licence is derived from an exploration permit, or a retention lease, that existed at the start of 1 July 2012;
subsection (1) has effect as if the starting base expenditure incurred by the person in that financial year in relation to the project includes an amount equal to the person's starting base expenditure in that financial year in relation to the petroleum project that would, but for subsection 19(1B), relate to that production licence.
(1B) For the purposes of this Act, starting base expenditure incurred by a person in the starting base financial year is taken to be incurred on the first day of the starting base financial year.