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  • Tax rates 2003–04

    The following rates of tax apply to companies for the 2003–04 income year.

    Companies

    2003–04 tax rates – Companies (see note 1)

    Income category

    Rate (%)

    Taxable income

    30

    Note 1: This includes corporate limited partnerships, strata title bodies corporate, trustees of corporate unit trusts and public trading trusts.

    Private companies

    2003–04 tax rates – Private companies

    Income category

    Rate (%)

    Taxable income

    30

    Life insurance companies

    2003–04 tax rates – Life insurance companies

    Income category

    Rate (%)

    Ordinary class of taxable income

    30

    Complying superannuation class of taxable income (including RSA component)

    15

    RSA providers other than life insurance providers

    2003–04 tax rates – RSA providers other than life insurance providers

    Income category

    Rate (%)

    RSA component of taxable income

    15

    Standard component of taxable income

    Rate applicable to institution

    Pooled development funds

    2003–04 tax rates – Pooled development funds (PDFs) (see note 2)

    Income category

    Rate (%)

    Small and medium sized enterprises income component  

    15

    Unregulated investment component  

    25

    Other  

    30

    Note 2: Special tax rates apply where a company either starts or ceases to be a PDF during the income year.

    Credit unions

    2003–04 tax rates – Credit unions (see note 3)

    Income category

    Rate (%)

    Small credit unions – under $50,000

    30

    Medium credit unions – $50,000 to $149,999

    45

    Large credit unions – $150,000 and over

    30

    Note 3: Small credit unions are taxed on all their taxable income, but note the treatment of mutual interest.

    Interest derived by small credit unions is exempt from tax if:

    • the credit union is an approved credit union, and
    • the interest is paid to the credit union by its non-company members in respect of loans it made to those members.

    Credit unions with a notional taxable income of at least $50,000 but less than $150,000 are taxed on their taxable income above $49,999.

    Credit unions with a notional taxable income of $150,000 or more are taxed on all of their taxable income.

    A credit union's notional taxable income is the amount that would be its taxable income if section 23G of ITAA 1936 did not apply and Division 9 of Part III of ITAA 1936 had not been enacted.

    Not-for-profit companies

    2003–04 tax rates – Not-for-profit companies (see note 4)

    Income category

    Rate (%)

    Taxable income: $0–$416

    Nil

    Taxable income: $417–$915

    55

    Taxable income: $916 and above

    30

    Note 4: Not-for-profit companies with a taxable income of between $417 and $915 are taxed on their taxable income above $416. Not-for-profit companies with a taxable income above $915 are taxed on all of their taxable income.

    Last modified: 12 Dec 2017QC 17534