Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
This section has effect if:
(a) an entity ceases to be a * subsidiary member of a * consolidated group at a time (the leaving time ); and
(b) the question whether the * head company of the group had made a choice (however described) under a provision (the choice provision ) listed in the table in subsection 715-660(1) was relevant to working out that company ' s liability (if any) for income tax, or the entity ' s loss (if any) of a particular * sort, calculated by reference to an income year starting before the leaving time.
Declarations, elections and selections made under the choice provision at the option of a company are all examples of choices under that provision (even though it does not call them choices) because the company has chosen to make them.Objects 715-700(2)
The main objects of this section are:
(a) to override section 701-40 (Exit history rule) and let the entity make a choice (however described) under the choice provision with effect after the leaving time; and
(b) to extend, in some cases, the time for the entity to make such a choice after the leaving time; and
(c) to modify, in some cases, the rules about when such a choice by the entity starts to have effect. Overriding the exit history rule 715-700(3)
For the entity core purposes set out in section 701-1 (Single entity rule) relating to income years ending after the leaving time, ignore a choice (however described) made by the * head company of the * consolidated group under the choice provision or the absence of such a choice. Fresh choice by the entity 715-700(4)
The entity may make a choice (however described) under the provision if the question whether the entity has made such a choice is relevant to working out the entity ' s liability (if any) for income tax, or loss (if any) of a particular * sort, calculated by reference to an income year ending after the leaving time. Extension of time for fresh choice by the entity 715-700(5)
If there is a time limit (apart from this subsection) on the entity making such a choice, the entity has until the later of these times to make the choice:
(a) the last time it may make the choice under the provision (apart from this section);
(b) the end of 90 days after the leaving time or, if the Commissioner allows a later time for the purposes of this paragraph, that later time. Start of effect of choice 715-700(6)
If the entity makes a choice because of this section, the choice starts to have effect:
(a) at the leaving time; or
(b) if the choice relates (explicitly or implicitly) to one or more whole income years - for the income year in which the leaving time occurs. Relationship with other provisions 715-700(7)
Section 701-40 (Exit history rule) and the choice provision have effect subject to this section.
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