Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
(a) an interest in a FIF was an item of your trading stock on hand at the start of the 1991-92 income year; and
(b) that interest was also an item of your trading stock on hand at the end of the 1997-98 income year or a later income year;
the value of the item at the end of the 1997-98 or later income year is the value of the item as taken into account under former Subdivision B (Trading stock) of Division 2 of Part III of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 at the start of the 1991-92 income year.
This section has effect despite section 70-45 (the general rule about how to value your trading stock at the end of the income year) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , but subject to subsection 70-70(2) (which allows you to elect to value all your interests in FIFs at their market value instead) of that Act. Effect of election under former subsection 31(5) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 on valuation of interests in FIFs 70-70(3)
If you made an election under former subsection 31(5) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (to value all your interests in FIFs at market value), subsection 70-70(2) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 applies to your interests in FIFs as if you had made an election under subsection 70-70(2) .
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