Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
While recognising that an entity may anticipate *franking credits when *franking *distributions, the object of this section is to prevent those credits from being anticipated indefinitely by requiring the entity to reconcile its *franking account at certain times and levying tax if the account is in *deficit. Franking deficit at end of income year 205-45(2)
An entity is liable to pay franking deficit tax imposed by the New Business Tax System (Franking Deficit Tax) Act 2002 if its *franking account is in *deficit at the end of an income year. Corporate tax entity ceases to be a franking entity 205-45(3)
An entity is liable to pay *franking deficit tax imposed by the New Business Tax System (Franking Deficit Tax) Act 2002 if:
(a) it ceases to be a *franking entity; and
(b) immediately before it ceases to be a franking entity, its *franking account is in *deficit.
The tax is imposed in the New Business Tax System (Franking Deficit Tax) Act 2002 and the amount of the tax is set out in that Act.
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