A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

Chapter 4 - The special rules  

Part 4-7 - Special rules mainly about returns, payments and refunds  

Note:

The special rules in this Part mainly modify the operation of Part 2-7 , but they may affect other Parts of Chapter 2 in minor ways.

Division 165 - Anti-avoidance  

Subdivision 165-A - Application of this Division  

165-15   Matters to be considered in determining purpose or effect  

(1)  
The following matters are to be taken into account under section 165-5 in considering an entity's purpose in entering into or carrying out the * scheme from which the avoider got a * GST benefit , and the effect of the scheme:


(a) the manner in which the scheme was entered into or carried out;


(b) the form and substance of the scheme, including:


(i) the legal rights and obligations involved in the scheme; and

(ii) the economic and commercial substance of the scheme;


(c) the purpose or object of this Act, the Customs Act 1901 (so far as it is relevant to this Act) and any relevant provision of this Act or that Act (whether the purpose or object is stated expressly or not);


(d) the timing of the scheme;


(e) the period over which the scheme was entered into and carried out;


(f) the effect that this Act would have in relation to the scheme apart from this Division;


(g) any change in the avoider's financial position that has resulted, or may reasonably be expected to result, from the scheme;


(h) any change that has resulted, or may reasonably be expected to result, from the scheme in the financial position of an entity (a connected entity ) that has or had a connection or dealing with the avoider, whether the connection or dealing is or was of a family, business or other nature;


(i) any other consequence for the avoider or a connected entity of the scheme having been entered into or carried out;


(j) the nature of the connection between the avoider and a connected entity, including the question whether the dealing is or was at arm's length;


(k) the circumstances surrounding the scheme;


(l) any other relevant circumstances.

(2)  
Subsection (1) applies in relation to consideration of an entity's purpose in entering into or carrying out a part of a * scheme from which the avoider gets or got a * GST benefit , and the effect of part of the scheme, as if the part were itself the * scheme from which the avoider gets or got the GST benefit.


 

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