Income Tax Assessment Act 1997



Division 355 - Research and Development  

Subdivision 355-H - Catch up deductions for balancing adjustment events for assets used for R & D activities  

Operative provisions

SECTION 355-468   R & D partnership assets partially used for R & D activities  

The *R & D entity (the partner ) has an amount under this section if:

(a)  the partner is a partner in an *R & D partnership; and

(b)  a *balancing adjustment event happens in the present year for a *depreciating asset *held by the R & D partnership and for which:

(i) the R & D partnership can deduct, for an income year, an amount under section 40-25 , as that section applies apart from Division 355 and former section 73BC of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 ; or

(ii) the R & D partnership could have deducted, for an income year, an amount as described in subparagraph (i) if it had used the asset; and

(c)  one or more partners (including the partner) in the R & D partnership are entitled under section 355-100 to *tax offsets for one or more income years for deductions under section 355-520 for the asset; and

(d)  the R & D partnership can deduct an amount (the section 40-285 amount ) for the asset under section 40-285 (after applying subsection 40-293(2) ) for the present year.


This section applies in a modified way if the partners have deductions for the asset under former section 73BA or 73BH of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (see section 40-293 of the Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997) .

The amount is the partner ' s proportion of the amount worked out as follows:

Total R & D deductions
Total decline in value
×   Section 40-285 amount


total decline in value
means the *cost of the asset less its *adjustable value.

total R & D deductions
means the sum of each partner ' s deductions mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) of this section.


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