Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

CHAPTER 3 - SPECIALIST LIABILITY RULES  

PART 3-90 - CONSOLIDATED GROUPS  

Division 705 - Tax cost setting amount for assets where entities become subsidiary members of consolidated groups  

Subdivision 705-A - Basic case: a single entity joining an existing consolidated group  

How to work out the allocable cost amount

SECTION 705-70   Liabilities of the joining entity - step 2 in working out allocable cost amount  

705-70(1)  


For the purposes of step 2 in the table in section 705-60 , the step 2 amount is worked out by adding up the amounts of each thing (an accounting liability ) that, in accordance with the joining entity ' s *accounting principles for tax cost setting, is a liability of the joining entity at the joining time.
Note:

Certain liabilities of a life insurance company are worked out under Subdivision 713-L : see section 713-520 .

705-70(1A)  
(Repealed by No 14 of 2018)

Exclusion for deferred tax liability

705-70(1B)  


An amount is not to be added for an accounting liability that is an amount recorded in a deferred tax liability account in accordance with the joining entity ' s *accounting principles for tax cost setting.

705-70(1C)  


Subsection (1B) does not apply to an accounting liability that relates to an asset mentioned in paragraph 713-515(1)(a) or (b) (certain assets of life insurance company). Exclusion for deductible liability

705-70(1AA)  


Subsection (1AB) applies if:


(a) the accounting liability is covered by subsection (1AC); and


(b) assuming that the *head company had made a payment to discharge the accounting liability to the extent that it is covered under that subsection just after the joining time, that payment would result in an amount equal to all or part of the accounting liability being a deduction to the head company of the group.

705-70(1AB)  


An amount is not to be added for the accounting liability under subsection (1) to the extent of that deduction.

705-70(1AC)  


A liability is covered by this subsection except to the extent that:


(a) any of the following provisions apply in relation to the liability:


(i) section 713-520 (certain liabilities etc. of life insurance company that joins a consolidated group);

(ii) section 715-375 (accounting liabilities that are, or are part of, a Division 230 financial arrangement held by an entity that joins a consolidated group); or


(b) section 713-515 (certain assets taken to be retained cost base assets where life insurance company joins a consolidated group) applies in relation to an asset to which the liability relates; or


(c) the liability is any of the following:


(i) the outstanding claims liability of a *general insurance company, or a private health insurer (within the meaning of the Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2015 ), under *general insurance policies;

(ii) the unearned premium liability of a general insurance company, or a private health insurer (within the meaning of that Act), under general insurance policies;

(iii) the unexpired risk liability of a general insurance company, or a private health insurer (within the meaning of that Act), under general insurance policies; or


(d) the liability arises under any of the following:


(i) a *retirement village residence contract;

(ii) a *retirement village services contract.

705-70(1AD)  


To avoid doubt, for the purposes of paragraph (1AC)(c), section 713-710 (certain liabilities, reserves, costs etc. of general insurance company that joins or leaves a consolidated group) does not affect the amount of the liability. Exclusion where transfer of accounting liability

705-70(2)  
An amount is not to be added for an accounting liability that arises because of the joining entity ' s ownership of an asset if, on *disposal of the asset, the accounting liability will transfer to the new owner.

Example:

A liability to rehabilitate a mine site, where, under legislation or a licence, the liability will be transferred to the new owner on disposal of the mine.

Note:

Adjustments reducing or increasing the amount under this section are made by sections 705-75 to 705-85 .

Joining entity ' s accounting principles for tax cost setting

705-70(3)  


The joining entity ' s accounting principles for tax cost setting are the *accounting principles that the entity would use if it were to prepare its financial statements just before the joining time. Exclusion of amounts for certain securitisation liabilities

705-70(4)  


An amount is not to be added for an accounting liability of the joining entity under subsection (1) if the accounting liability is covered under section 705-76 (securitisation liabilities).

 

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