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Schedule 1—AMIT technical amendments

Schedule 1 AMIT technical amendments

   

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

1  At the end of subsection 128B(1A)

Add:

Note:          References in this section to amounts paid to a person may include amounts from an AMIT that, under section 12A-205 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , are treated as payments to the person (from the trustee of the AMIT or a custodian).

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

2  At the end of section 104-71

Add:

             (6)  Item 7 of the table in subsection (4) does not apply if the entity making the payment is a * managed investment trust.

3  Paragraphs 104-107A(1)(b) and (c)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the * cost base of that asset is reduced under subsection 104-107B(2) during the income year; or

                             (ii)  the cost base of that asset is nil at the start of the income year; and

                     (c)  the asset’s * AMIT cost base net amount for the income year is the excess mentioned in paragraph 104-107C(a); and

                     (d)  the asset’s AMIT cost base net amount for the income year exceeds the cost base of the asset.

4  Subsection 104-107A(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The time of the event is:

                     (a)  if subparagraph (1)(b)(i) applies—the time at which the reduction occurs under section 104-107B; or

                     (b)  if subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) applies—the time at which the * cost base would have been reduced under subsection 104-107B(2) during the income year if the cost base had been greater than nil at the start of the income year.

5  Subsection 104-107A(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  You make a capital gain equal to:

                     (a)  if the * cost base of the asset is nil—the excess mentioned in paragraph 104-107C(a); or

                     (b)  if the cost base of the asset is not nil—the excess mentioned in paragraph (1)(d) of this section.

Note 1:       If you make a capital gain, the cost base and reduced cost base of the CGT asset are reduced to nil (see paragraph 104-107B(2)(a)).

Note 2:       You cannot make a capital loss.

6  Paragraph 104-107F(1)(f)

Omit “section 104-107E”, substitute “section 104-107D”.

7  After paragraph 275-20(4)(i)

Insert:

                    (ia)  the * Future Fund Board;

8  After subsection 275-20(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  Any financial assets (within the meaning of the Future Fund Act 2006 ) held by the * Future Fund Board are taken, for the purposes of subparagraph (4)(k)(ii), to be held by the Future Fund Board in its own right.

9  Paragraph 276-10(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

10  Subsections 276-315(4) and (5)

Repeal the subsections.

11  Subsection 276-415(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  For the purposes of subsection (2), treat the amount of the shortfall under subsection (1) relating to the component as being double what it would be apart from this subsection.

12  Paragraph 840-805(2)(b)

Omit “a payment that is”.

13  At the end of subsection 840-805(2)

Add:

Note 1:       Because a fund payment can be adjusted to account for earlier fund payments and the expected amounts of later fund payments (see subsection 12A-110(5) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 ), the amount of a particular fund payment may not reflect the actual amount you are paid for the purposes of this subsection.

Note 2:       If the withholding MIT is an AMIT, under subsection 12A-205(2) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , amounts may be treated, for the purposes of this Subdivision, as having been paid to you from the trustee of the AMIT.

14  Paragraph 840-805(3)(b)

Omit “a payment that is”.

15  At the end of subsection 840-805(3)

Add:

Note:          If the withholding MIT is an AMIT, under subsection 12A-205(5) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 , amounts may be treated, for the purposes of this Subdivision, as having been paid to you from the custodian.

16  Paragraph 842-230(1)(a)

Omit “or (i)”, substitute “, (i) or (ia)”.

17  Subsection 995-1(1)

Insert:

Future Fund Board means the Future Fund Board of Guardians established by section 34 of the Future Fund Act 2006 .

Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997

18  Section 276-25 (definition of starting income year )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

starting income year means:

                     (a)  unless paragraph (b) or (c) applies—the 2017-18 income year; or

                     (b)  if the trustee of the trust has made a choice for the purposes of paragraph 1(1)(b) of Schedule 8 to the Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Act 2016 —the first income year starting on or after 1 July 2015; or

                     (c)  if the trustee of the trust has made a choice for the purposes of subparagraph 276-10(1)(e)(i) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in respect of the 2016-17 income year—that income year.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

19  At the end of subsection 12-140(1) in Schedule 1

Add:

Note:          If the investment body is an AMIT, under subsection 12A-205(2) amounts may be treated, for the purposes of this Part, as having been paid to the other entity by the investment body.

20  At the end of section 12-140 in Schedule 1

Add:

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  because of subsection 12A-205(2), an entity is treated as having made a payment to another entity; and

                     (b)  under subsection (2) of this section, the entity has withheld an amount from that payment, and paid the amount to the Commissioner;

the entity may recover from the other entity, as a debt, the amount withheld.

             (4)  The entity is entitled to set off an amount that the entity can recover from the other entity under subsection (3) against debts due by the entity to the other entity.

21  After section 12-150 in Schedule 1

Insert:

12-152   Limited application of section 12-140 to payment covered by section 12A-205

             (1)  If a payment is treated under section 12A-205 as having been made, section 12-140 does not apply to the payment to the extent that it covers a * pre-AMMA actual payment from which section 12-140 has required an amount to be withheld.

             (2)  If a payment is a * post-AMMA actual payment, section 12-140 does not apply to the payment to the extent that it covers either or both of the following:

                     (a)  a * pre-AMMA actual payment from which section 12-140 has required an amount to be withheld;

                     (b)  a payment that is treated under section 12A-205 as having been made from which section 12-140 has required an amount to be withheld.

22  Section 12-383 in Schedule 1

Before “A trust”, insert “(1)”.

23  Paragraph 12-383(a) in Schedule 1

Omit “(2)(b)”, substitute “subsection 275-10(2)”.

24  At the end of section 12-383 in Schedule 1

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of ascertaining whether a trust is a * managed investment trust in relation to that income year for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), treat as a * fund payment by the trustee of the trust any amount that, under subsection 12A-205(2), would be treated as a payment by the trustee if the trust were an * AMIT.

Note:          The making of a fund payment is a requirement for the trust to be a managed investment trust under paragraph 275-10(1)(a) and subsection 275-10(3) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 .

25  Subsection 12-405(2) in Schedule 1 (method statement, at the end of step 1)

Add “, and increase it by any amounts to which subsection (2A) or (2B) applies for the income year (except to the extent that capital gains against which those amounts are applied are included in the actual payment made in relation to the income year)”.

26  Subsection 12-405(2) in Schedule 1 (method statement, step 2, before paragraph (a))

Insert:

             (aa)     increasing the net income by any amounts to which subsection (2A) or (2B) applies for the income year; and

27  Subsection 12-405(2) in Schedule 1 (method statement, step 2, paragraph (a))

After “disregarding”, insert “(except to the extent that they are amounts to which subsection (2A) or (2B) applies for the income year)”.

28  After subsection 12-405(2) in Schedule 1

Insert:

          (2A)  If:

                     (a)  during an income year, a * capital loss from a * CGT event happens in relation to a * CGT asset that is not * taxable Australian property; and

                     (b)  in relation to that income year, some or all of the capital loss is applied against a * capital gain from a CGT event that happens in relation to a CGT asset that is taxable Australian property;

this subsection applies, for that income year, to the amount that is so applied.

          (2B)  If:

                     (a)  the trust has a * net capital loss for an income year; and

                     (b)  one or more of the * capital losses the trust made during that income year were from * CGT events that happened in relation to * CGT assets that were not * taxable Australian property; and

                     (c)  in relation to a later income year, some or all of the net capital loss is applied against a * capital gain from a CGT event that happens in relation to a CGT asset that is taxable Australian property;

this subsection applies, for the later income year, to an amount equal to so much of the net capital loss that is so applied as related to capital losses mentioned in paragraph (b).

29  Paragraph 12A-110(3)(b) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  the total of each * capital loss of the AMIT from a * CGT event that:

                              (i)  happened in the income year to a CGT asset that is not taxable Australian property; and

                             (ii)  has been applied against a capital gain from a CGT event that happened in relation to a CGT asset that is taxable Australian property;

                            but only to the extent that each such capital loss has been so applied in the income year;

                     (c)  the total of each amount to which subsection (3A) applies in relation to the income year.

30  After subsection 12A-110(3) in Schedule 1

Insert:

          (3A)  If:

                     (a)  the AMIT has a * net capital loss for an earlier income year; and

                     (b)  one or more of the * capital losses the trust made during that earlier income year were from * CGT events that happened in relation to * CGT assets that were not * taxable Australian property; and

                     (c)  in relation to the income year mentioned in paragraph (3)(c), some or all of the net capital loss is applied against a * capital gain from a CGT event that happens in relation to a CGT asset that is taxable Australian property;

this subsection applies, for the income year mentioned in paragraph (3)(c), to an amount equal to so much of the net capital loss that is so applied as related to capital losses mentioned in paragraph (b) of this subsection.

31  Paragraph 12A-215(1)(a) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph.

32  Subparagraph 12A-215(1)(c)(i) in Schedule 1

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                              (i)  if the payment is a * fund payment and the trust is a * withholding MIT in relation to the income year—an entity covered by section 12-410; or

33  Subparagraph 12A-215(1)(c)(ii) in Schedule 1

After “ * AMIT DIR payment”, insert “made in relation to the income year”.

Tax Laws Amendment (New Tax System for Managed Investment Trusts) Act 2016

34  Subitem 75(2) of Schedule 5

Omit “Subitem (3) applies”, substitute “Subitems (3) and (3A) apply”.

35  Paragraph 75(2)(b) of Schedule 5

Omit “1 July 2018”, substitute “1 July 2019”.

36  At the end of paragraph 75(2)(c) of Schedule 5

Add:

                      ; or (v)  the trust ceasing to be a franking entity.

37  After subitem 75(2) of Schedule 5

Insert:

(2A)     However, subparagraph (2)(c)(v) does not apply unless the trust’s franking account is in surplus immediately before the trust ceases to be a franking entity.

38  After subitem 75(3) of Schedule 5

Insert:

(3A)     If the event is an event described in item 4 of the table in subsection 205-30(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , treat the event as happening on 1 July 2019.

39  Subitem 75(4) of Schedule 5

Omit “Subitem (5) applies”, substitute “Subitems (5) and (6) apply”.

40  Paragraph 75(4)(a) of Schedule 5

Omit “1 July 2018”, substitute “1 July 2019”.

41  At the end of subitem 75(4) of Schedule 5

Add:

             ; and (c)  the distribution is not made out of income derived in relation to the 2016-17 income year or a later income year.

42  After subitem 75(5) of Schedule 5 (before the note)

Insert:

(6)       Treat a beneficiary of the trust who receives the distribution as receiving, for the purposes of the income tax law, a dividend from a corporate tax entity.

43  Subitem 1(1) of Schedule 8

Omit “income years starting on or after”.

44  Paragraph 1(1)(a) of Schedule 8

Omit “1 July 2016”, substitute “the 2016-17 income year and later income years”.

45  Paragraph 1(1)(b) of Schedule 8

Before “1 July 2015”, insert “income years starting on or after”.

46  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendment made by item 2 of this Schedule applies in relation to distributions made in relation to the 2017-18 income year and later income years.

(2)       The amendment made by item 9 of this Schedule applies in relation to the 2017-18 income year and later income years.

(3)       The amendments made by item 18 and items 43 to 45 of this Schedule apply in relation to the 2016-17 income year and later income years.

(4)       The amendments made by any other items of this Schedule apply in relation to the 2018-19 income year and later income years.