Income Tax Assessment Act 1997



Division 820 - Thin capitalisation rules  

Subdivision 820-C - Thin capitalisation rules for inward investing entities (non-ADI)  

Operative provisions

SECTION 820-216   820-216   Worldwide gearing debt amount - inward investment vehicle (general)  

If the entity is an *inward investment vehicle (general) for the income year, and is not also an *outward investor (general) for all or any part of that year, the worldwide gearing debt amount is the result of applying the method statement in this section. Method statement

Step 1.

Divide the entity ' s *statement worldwide debt for the income year by the entity ' s *statement worldwide equity for that year.

Step 2.

Add 1 to the result of step 1.

Step 3.

Divide the result of step 1 by the result of step 2.

Step 4.

Multiply the result of step 3 in this method statement by the result of step 4 in the method statement in section 820-195 .

Step 5.

Add to the result of step 4 the average value, for that year, of the entity ' s *associate entity excess amount. The result of this step is the worldwide gearing debt amount .


SJP Limited, a company that is an Australian entity, has a worldwide parent entity in Japan. SJP Limited has statement worldwide debt of $120 million and statement worldwide equity of $40 million. The result of applying step 1 is therefore 3. Dividing 3 by 4 (through applying steps 2 and 3) and multiplying the result by $75 million (which is the result of step 4 of the method statement in section 820-195 ) equals $56.25 million. As the average value of the company ' s associate entity excess amount is $4 million, the worldwide gearing debt amount is therefore $60.25 million.


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