Income Tax Assessment Act 1997



Division 116 - Capital proceeds  

SECTION 116-10   Modifications to general rules  


There are 6 modifications to the general rules that may be relevant. The table in section 116-25 lists which ones may be relevant to each CGT event listed in the table. Explanation of modifications

The first is a market value substitution rule. It is relevant if:

  • · you receive no capital proceeds from a CGT event; or
  • · some or all of the capital proceeds cannot be valued; or
  • · you did not deal at arm ' s length with another entity in connection with the event.
  • 116-10(3)  
    The second is an apportionment rule. It is relevant if a payment you receive in connection with a transaction relates in part only to a CGT event.


    You sell 3 CGT assets for a total of $100,000. The $100,000 needs to be apportioned between the 3 assets.

    The third is a non-receipt rule. It is relevant if you do not receive, or are not likely to receive, some or all of the capital proceeds from a CGT event.

    The fourth is a repaid rule. It is relevant if you are required to repay some or all of the capital proceeds from a CGT event.

    The fifth is relevant only if another entity assumes a liability in connection with a CGT event.


    The sixth relates to misappropriation by an employee or agent. It is relevant if your employee or agent misappropriates all or part of the capital proceeds from a CGT event.
    Note 1:

    Also, these provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 modify capital proceeds:

  • (a) section 23B (undistributed FIF attribution income on disposal of an interest in a FIF);
  • (b) sections 159GZZZF and 159GZZZG (cancellation of shares in a holding company);
  • (c) sections 159GZZZQ and 159GZZZS (buy-backs of shares);
  • (d) sections 401 , 422 , 423 and 461 (CFCs).
  • Note 2:

    Section 230-505 of this Act (Division 230 financial arrangement as consideration for provision or acquisition of a thing) also modifies capital proceeds.


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