Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

CHAPTER 3 - SPECIALIST LIABILITY RULES  

PART 3-3 - CAPITAL GAINS AND LOSSES: SPECIAL TOPICS  

Division 149 - When an asset stops being a pre-CGT asset  

Subdivision 149-A - Key concepts  

SECTION 149-15   Majority underlying interests in a CGT asset  

149-15(1)  
Majority underlying interests in a *CGT asset consist of:


(a) more than 50% of the beneficial interests that *ultimate owners have (whether directly or *indirectly) in the asset; and


(b) more than 50% of the beneficial interests that ultimate owners have (whether directly or indirectly) in any *ordinary income that may be *derived from the asset.

149-15(2)  
An underlying interest in a *CGT asset is a beneficial interest that an *ultimate owner has (whether directly or *indirectly) in the asset or in any *ordinary income that may be *derived from the asset.

149-15(3)  
An ultimate owner is:


(a) an individual; or


(b) a company whose *constitution prevents it from making any distribution, whether in money, property or otherwise, to its members; or


(c) the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or


(d) a municipal corporation; or


(e) a *local governing body; or


(f) the government of a foreign country, or of part of a foreign country.

149-15(4)  


An *ultimate owner indirectly has a beneficial interest in a *CGT asset of another entity (that is not an ultimate owner) if he, she or it would receive for his, her or its own benefit any of the capital of the other entity if:


(a) the other entity were to distribute any of its capital; and


(b) the capital were then successively distributed by each entity interposed between the other entity and the ultimate owner.

149-15(5)  


An *ultimate owner indirectly has a beneficial interest in *ordinary income that may be *derived from a *CGT asset of another entity (that is not an ultimate owner) if he, she or it would receive for his, her or its own benefit any of a *dividend or income if:


(a) the other entity were to pay that dividend, or otherwise distribute that income; and


(b) the dividend or income were then successively paid or distributed by each entity interposed between the other entity and the ultimate owner.


 

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