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Act No. 70 of 2015 as made
An Act to amend the law relating to first home saver accounts, taxation, superannuation and charities, and to amend the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Originating Bill: Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Bill 2015
Registered 26 Jun 2015
Date of Assent 25 Jun 2015
Table of contents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Act 2015

 

No. 70, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to first home saver accounts, taxation, superannuation and charities, and to amend the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 2

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 4

Schedule 1—First Home Saver Accounts                                                                5

Part 1—Repeals of Acts                                                                                              5

First Home Saver Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 2008 5

First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008                                                                      5

Income Tax (First Home Saver Accounts Misuse Tax) Act 2008                         5

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                      6

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                                6

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006             6

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998                                        6

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001                            7

Banking Act 1959                                                                                                        7

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                               8

Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998                      10

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986                                                             10

Income Tax Act 1986                                                                                                 10

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            11

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            12

Income Tax Rates Act 1986                                                                                      18

Life Insurance Act 1995                                                                                           19

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                          20

Superannuation (Government Co‑contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003         21

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993                                              21

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                         22

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                            24

Division 2—Repeals of Tax Code definitions                                                      26

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            26

Division 3—Other bulk amendments                                                                     27

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            27

Part 3—Amendment of the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Act 2015         28

Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Act 2015                                                     28

Part 4—Application and transitional provisions                                            29

Division 1—Definitions                                                                                             29

Division 2—General provisions                                                                               29

Division 3—Specific provisions                                                                               31

Schedule 2—Dependent spouse tax offset                                                             33

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                       33

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            33

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            35

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                    41

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            41

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            41

Medicare Levy Act 1986                                                                                           42

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Act 2014 43

Part 3—Technical amendments                                                                              44

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            44

Part 4—Application of amendments                                                                   45

Schedule 3—Offshore banking units                                                                       46

Part 1—Trading in subsidiaries                                                                              46

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            46

Part 2—The choice principle                                                                                    47

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            47

Part 3—Allocation of expenses                                                                              50

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            50

Part 4—Eligible OB activities                                                                                 53

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            53

Part 5—Internal financial dealings                                                                       57

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            57

Part 6—Application of amendments                                                                   58

Schedule 4—Exemption for Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd                   59

Part 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent                   59

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            59

Part 2—Sunsetting on 1 July 2021                                                                       60

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            60

Schedule 5—Deductible gift recipient extensions                                             61

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            61

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Act 2013 61

Schedule 6—Miscellaneous amendments                                                               62

Part 1—General amendments                                                                                 62

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999                                      62

Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013 62

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986                                                             63

Fuel Tax Act 2006                                                                                                     63

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            64

Income Tax Rates Act 1986                                                                                      67

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Act 2011     67

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012               67

Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000                                                                      67

Superannuation (Government Co‑contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003         68

Tax Agent Services Act 2009                                                                                   68

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                         69

Taxation (Deficit Reduction) Act (No. 3) 1993                                                    70

Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983              70

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Act 2015                                 70

Part 2—Consequential amendments relating to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013                                                                                                          71

Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Act 2012                     71

Schedule 7—Investment Manager Regime                                                           74

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                       74

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            74

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                      88

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                            88

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                            88

Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                  89

 


 

 

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Act 2015

No. 70, 2015

 

 

 

An Act to amend the law relating to first home saver accounts, taxation, superannuation and charities, and to amend the Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000, and for related purposes

[Assented to 25 June 2015]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Act 2015.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2015

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

1 July 2015.

1 July 2015

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Divisions 1 and 2

1 July 2015.

1 July 2015

4.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 3

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3.

1 July 2015

5.  Schedule 1, Part 3

Immediately after the commencement of item 4 of Schedule 8 to the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Act 2015.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that item 4 commences before 1 July 2015.

 

6.  Schedule 1, Part 4

1 July 2015.

1 July 2015

7.  Schedules 2, 3 and 4

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2015

8.  Schedule 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

26 June 2015

9.  Schedule 6, items 1 and 2

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2015

10.  Schedule 6, item 3

Immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013.

1 January 2014

11.  Schedule 6, items 4 to 30

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2015

12.  Schedule 6, item 31

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 6 to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Act 2013.

29 June 2013

13.  Schedule 6, items 32 to 40

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2015

14.  Schedule 6, item 41

Immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012.

1 July 2012

15.  Schedule 6, items 42 to 46

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2015

16.  Schedule 6, items 47 to 50

Immediately after the commencement of items 6 and 8 of Schedule 1 to the Tax Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 3) Act 2013.

1 July 2014

17.  Schedule 6, items 51 to 63

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2015

18.  Schedule 6, item 64

Immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Act 2015.

25 February 2015

19.  Schedule 6, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of section 6 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

1 July 2014

20.  Schedule 7

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

25 June 2015

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1First Home Saver Accounts

Part 1Repeals of Acts

First Home Saver Account Providers Supervisory Levy Imposition Act 2008

1  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008

2  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Income Tax (First Home Saver Accounts Misuse Tax) Act 2008

3  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Part 2Consequential amendments

Division 1—Main amendments

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

4  Section 5 (definition of contribution)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

contribution, in relation to an RSA, has the same meaning as in the Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997.

5  Section 5 (definition of FHSA)

Repeal the definition.

6  Section 5 (definition of FHSA provider)

Repeal the definition.

7  Subsection 6(2) (table items 43A and 43B)

Repeal the items.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority Act 1998

8  Subsection 3(1) (paragraph (fa) of the definition of prudential regulation framework law)

Repeal the paragraph.

9  Paragraph 3(2)(g)

Omit “1997;”, substitute “1997.”.

10  Paragraph 3(2)(h)

Repeal the paragraph.

11  Subsection 3(2) (note)

Omit “, RSA is short for retirement savings account and FHSA is short for first home saver account”, substitute “and RSA is short for retirement savings account”.

12  Subsection 56(1) (subparagraph (e)(ii) of the definition of protected document)

Omit “Taxation; or”, substitute “Taxation.”.

13  Subsection 56(1) (paragraph (f) of the definition of protected document)

Repeal the paragraph.

14  Subsection 56(1) (subparagraph (e)(ii) of the definition of protected information)

Omit “Taxation; or”, substitute “Taxation.”.

15  Subsection 56(1) (paragraph (f) of the definition of protected information)

Repeal the paragraph.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

16  Paragraph 12A(1)(h)

Repeal the paragraph.

17  Paragraph 12BAA(7)(ga)

Repeal the paragraph.

Banking Act 1959

18  Subparagraph 11CA(1)(a)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

19  Paragraph 11CA(1)(c)

Omit “, the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001 or the First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008”, substitute “or the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001”.

20  Subparagraph 11CA(2)(aa)(ii)

Omit “or”.

21  Subparagraph 11CA(2)(aa)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

22  Subsection 18A(5)

Repeal the subsection.

23  Section 51A (definition of reviewable decision of APRA)

Omit “or the First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008”.

24  Subsection 62A(4)

Repeal the subsection.

25  Paragraph 69(3)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

26  Subsection 69(3) (note)

Repeal the note.

Corporations Act 2001

27  Section 9 (definition of FHSA product)

Repeal the definition.

28  Section 9 (paragraph (ha) of the definition of managed investment scheme)

Repeal the paragraph.

29  Section 761A (paragraph (da) of the definition of basic deposit product)

Repeal the paragraph.

30  Section 761A (definition of FHSA product)

Repeal the definition.

31  Subsection 761E(3) (table item 2A)

Repeal the item.

32  Paragraph 761E(3A)(ba)

Repeal the paragraph.

33  Paragraph 764A(1)(ha)

Repeal the paragraph.

34  Paragraph 766E(3)(cb)

Repeal the paragraph.

35  Subsection 946AA(1A)

Repeal the subsection.

36  Paragraph 961F(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

37  Subsection 1016A(1) (paragraph (da) of the definition of relevant financial product)

Repeal the paragraph.

38  Subparagraphs 1017D(1)(b)(iiia) and 1019A(1)(a)(iiia)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

Financial Institutions Supervisory Levies Collection Act 1998

39  Section 7 (paragraph (f) of the definition of leviable body)

Omit “entity;”, substitute “entity.”.

40  Section 7 (paragraph (g) of the definition of leviable body)

Repeal the paragraph.

41  Section 7 (definition of leviable FHSA entity)

Repeal the definition.

42  Section 7 (paragraph (f) of the definition of levy)

Omit “1998; or”, substitute “1998.”.

43  Section 7 (paragraph (g) of the definition of levy)

Repeal the paragraph.

44  Subsection 8(7)

Repeal the subsection.

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

45  Subsection 136(1) (paragraph (hd) of the definition of fringe benefit)

Repeal the paragraph.

Income Tax Act 1986

46  Subsection 5(2B)

Repeal the subsection.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

47  Subsection 6(1) (paragraph (h) of the definition of assessment)

Omit “payable); or”, substitute “payable).”.

48  Subsection 6(1) (paragraph (i) of the definition of assessment)

Repeal the paragraph.

49  Subsection 6(1) (definition of FHSA)

Repeal the definition.

50  Subsection 6(1) (definition of FHSA trust)

Repeal the definition.

51  Subsection 6(1) (paragraph (f) of the definition of full self‑assessment taxpayer)

Omit “year;”, substitute “year.”.

52  Subsection 6(1) (paragraph (g) of the definition of full self‑assessment taxpayer)

Repeal the paragraph.

53  Subparagraph 26AH(7)(ba)(i)

Omit “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

54  Section 95AA

Repeal the section.

55  Subparagraph 102MD(a)(ii)

Omit “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

56  Paragraph 124ZM(3)(d)

Omit “or” (last occurring).

57  Paragraph 124ZM(3)(da)

Repeal the paragraph.

58  Paragraph 124ZM(6)(a)

Insert:

complying superannuation class of taxable income is the life assurance company’s complying superannuation class of taxable income, within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, for the year of income in which the distribution is made.

59  Paragraph 124ZM(6)(a) (definition of complying superannuation/FHSA class of taxable income)

Repeal the definition.

60  Paragraph 202(kb)

Repeal the paragraph.

61  Section 202A (definition of interest‑bearing account)

Omit “or FHSA”.

62  Section 202A (definition of interest‑bearing deposit)

Omit “or FHSA”.

63  Section 202A (definition of unit trust)

Omit “an FHSA trust or”.

64  Paragraph 272‑100(e) in Schedule 2F

Repeal the paragraph.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

65  Section 9‑1 (table item 8A)

Repeal the item.

66  Section 10‑5 (table item headed “first home saver accounts”)

Repeal the item.

67  Section 10‑5 (table item headed “reimbursements”)

Omit “first home saver accounts,”.

68  Section 11‑55 (table item headed “first home saver accounts”)

Repeal the item.

69  Section 15‑80

Repeal the section.

70  Paragraphs 51‑120(c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs.

71  Subparagraph 115‑100(a)(ii)

Omit “or *FHSA trust”.

72  Subparagraphs 115‑100(b)(iia) and 115‑280(1)(a)(ia)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

73  Paragraph 115‑280(2)(a)

Omit “or an *FHSA trust”.

74  Paragraph 115‑280(2)(b)

Omit “, an FHSA trust”.

75  Paragraph 115‑280(5)(a)

Omit “or an *FHSA trust”.

76  Paragraph 115‑280(5)(b)

Omit “, an FHSA trust”.

77  Paragraphs 166‑245(2)(ba) and (3)(ba)

Repeal the paragraphs.

78  Subsection 205‑15(3)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (3)  Despite item 1 or 2 of the table in subsection (1), no credit arises on that part of the payment that is attributable to a payment of income tax in relation to an *RSA component.

79  Paragraph 205‑30(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  a payment of income tax in relation to an *RSA component;

80  Paragraphs 207‑15(2)(a) and 207‑35(1)(c)

Omit “or *FHSA trust”.

81  Paragraph 207‑45(ca)

Repeal the paragraph.

82  Subsection 210‑175(2)

Insert:

complying superannuation class of taxable income means the *complying superannuation class of taxable income of the company for the income year in which the *distribution is made.

83  Subsection 210‑175(2) (definition of complying superannuation/FHSA class of taxable income)

Repeal the definition.

84  Subparagraph 290‑5(c)(iii)

Omit “Australia;”, substitute “Australia.”.

85  Paragraphs 290‑5(d) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs.

86  Subsection 295‑10(2) (step 4 of the method statement)

Repeal the step.

87  Subsection 295‑10(2) (step 5 of the method statement)

Omit “and the *FHSA component are”, substitute “is”.

88  Section 295‑171

Repeal the section.

89  Section 295‑495 (table item 4A)

Repeal the item.

90  Paragraph 295‑555(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

91  Subsection 295‑555(1) (note)

Omit “and the FHSA component (if applicable) are”, substitute “is”.

92  Subsection 295‑555(3)

Omit “sum of the *RSA component and the *FHSA component (if any)”, substitute “*RSA component”.

93  Paragraph 295‑555(3)(b)

Omit “and the FHSA component (if any)”.

94  Subsection 295‑555(4)

Omit “and the *FHSA component (if any)”.

95  Paragraph 295‑615(1)(b)

Omit “, the First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008”.

96  Paragraph 295‑615(1)(d)

Omit “1997;”, substitute “1997.”.

97  Paragraph 295‑615(1)(e)

Repeal the paragraph.

98  Section 320‑1

Omit “or FHSAs” (wherever occurring).

99  Paragraph 320‑80(2)(b)

Omit “, *FHSA”.

100  Paragraph 320‑85(2)(ba)

Repeal the paragraph.

101  Subsection 320‑107(3)

Insert:

complying superannuation class rate is the rate of tax imposed on the *complying superannuation class of the company’s taxable income for the income year.

102  Subsection 320‑107(3) (definition of complying superannuation/FHSA class rate)

Repeal the definition.

103  Division 345

Repeal the Division.

104  Subparagraph 380‑15(1)(d)(iv)

Repeal the subparagraph.

105  Subsection 713‑545(6)

Insert:

complying superannuation class tax rate means the rate of tax in respect of the *complying superannuation class of the taxable income of a *life insurance company for the income year in which the joining time occurs (see paragraph 23A(b) of the Income Tax Rates Act 1986).

106  Subsection 713‑545(6) (definition of complying superannuation/FHSA class tax rate)

Repeal the definition.

107  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Insert:

complying superannuation asset has the meaning given by subsection 320‑170(6).

complying superannuation asset pool has the meaning given by subsection 320‑170(6).

complying superannuation class:

                     (a)  for a taxable income of a *life insurance company—has the meaning given by section 320‑137; or

                     (b)  for a *tax loss of a *life insurance company—has the meaning given by section 320‑141.

complying superannuation liabilities of a *life insurance company means liabilities of the company under *life insurance policies referred to in subsection 320‑190(1).

complying superannuation life insurance policy means a *life insurance policy that:

                     (a)  is held by:

                              (i)  the trustee of a fund that is a *complying superannuation fund or a *complying approved deposit fund; or

                             (ii)  the trustee of a *pooled superannuation trust; or

                     (b)  is held by an individual and:

                              (i)  provides for an *annuity that is not presently payable, if the annuity was purchased out of a *superannuation lump sum or an *employment termination payment; or

                             (ii)  is so held in the benefit fund of a *friendly society, being a fund that is a *regulated superannuation fund; or

                     (c)  is held by another *life insurance company and is a *complying superannuation asset of that company;

and is not an *excluded complying superannuation life insurance policy.

excluded complying superannuation life insurance policy means a *life insurance policy that:

                     (a)  provides only for *superannuation death benefits, *disability superannuation benefits or temporary disability benefits of a kind referred to in paragraph 295‑460(c), that are not *participating benefits; or

                     (b)  is an *exempt life insurance policy.

108  Subsection 995‑1(1) (definition of standard component)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

standard component has the meaning given by section 295‑555.

Income Tax Rates Act 1986

109  Subsection 3(1)

Insert:

complying superannuation class of the taxable income of a life insurance company has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

110  Subsection 3(1) (definition of complying superannuation/FHSA class)

Repeal the definition.

111  Subsection 3(1) (definition of FHSA component)

Repeal the definition.

112  Subsection 3(1) (definition of FHSA provider)

Repeal the definition.

113  Subsection 3(1) (definition of FHSA trust)

Repeal the definition.

114  Paragraphs 23(2)(ba) and (3)(aa)

Repeal the paragraphs.

115  Subsection 23(3A)

Repeal the subsection.

116  Paragraph 23A(b)

Omit “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

117  Section 30

Repeal the section.

Life Insurance Act 1995

118  Subparagraph 14(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “or” (last occurring), substitute “and”.

119  Subparagraph 14(2)(a)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

120  Subparagraph 14(4)(b)(ii)

Omit “be; or”, substitute “be.”.

121  Subparagraph 14(4)(b)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

122  Subsection 74(1)

Omit “(1)”.

123  Subsection 74(2)

Repeal the subsection.

124  Subsection 126(1)

Omit “(1) In”, substitute “In”.

125  Subsection 126(2)

Repeal the subsection.

126  Subsection 216(1)

Omit “or FHSAs (within the meaning of the First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008)”.

127  Subsection 216(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

128  Subsections 230A(14), 230B(11) and 236(1AA)

Repeal the subsections.

Social Security Act 1991

129  Paragraph 8(8)(ba)

Repeal the paragraph.

130  Subsection 9(1) (definition of financial investment)

Omit “an investment in an FHSA (within the meaning of the First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008) or”.

131  Subsection 9(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of investment)

Omit “(9A); or”, substitute “(9A).”.

132  Subsection 9(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of investment)

Repeal the paragraph.

133  Subsection 9(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of return)

Omit “investment; or”, substitute “investment.”.

134  Subsection 9(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of return)

Repeal the paragraph.

135  Paragraph 9(1C)(cb)

Repeal the paragraph.

136  Subsection 9(9B)

Repeal the subsection.

137  Subsection 10B(2) (paragraph (ca) of the definition of trust)

Repeal the paragraph.

138  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of investment)

Omit “(9A); or”, substitute “(9A).”.

139  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of investment)

Repeal the paragraph.

140  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of return)

Omit “9(1); or”, substitute “9(1).”.

141  Subsection 23(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of return)

Repeal the paragraph.

142  Paragraph 1118(1)(fa)

Repeal the paragraph.

143  Paragraph 1207P(1)(c)

Omit “(4)); or”, substitute “(4)).”.

144  Paragraph 1207P(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

Superannuation (Government Co‑contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003

145  Subparagraph 7(1)(c)(iv)

Omit “1997;”, substitute “1997.”.

146  Subparagraphs 7(1)(c)(v) and (vi)

Repeal the subparagraphs.

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

147  Paragraph 29G(2)(f)

Omit “29EB;”, substitute “29EB.”.

148  Paragraph 29G(2)(v)

Repeal the paragraph.

149  Subsection 108A(3)

Omit all the words after paragraph (b).

150  Subsection 108A(3) (note)

Repeal the note.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

151  Subsection 8AAB(4) (table items 4 and 16)

Repeal the items.

152  Paragraph 15C(8)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

153  Paragraph 12‑1(3)(b) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  is not an exempt benefit under section 22 of that Act (about reimbursement of car expenses on the basis of distance travelled).

154  Paragraph 45‑120(2)(c) in Schedule 1

Omit “or”.

155  Paragraph 45‑120(2)(ca) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph.

156  Paragraph 45‑120(2A)(b) in Schedule 1

Omit “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

157  Paragraph 45‑290(2)(c) in Schedule 1

Omit “year; or”, substitute “year.”.

158  Paragraph 45‑290(2)(d) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph.

159  Subsection 45‑290(3) in Schedule 1

Omit “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

160  Paragraph 45‑330(2)(c) in Schedule 1

Omit “year; or”, substitute “year.”.

161  Paragraph 45‑330(2)(d) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph.

162  Subsection 45‑330(3) in Schedule 1 (steps 4, 5 and 6 of the method statement)

Omit “superannuation/FHSA” (wherever occurring), substitute “superannuation”.

163  Paragraph 45‑370(2)(c) in Schedule 1

Omit “year; or”, substitute “year.”.

164  Paragraph 45‑370(2)(d) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph.

165  Subsection 45‑370(3) in Schedule 1 (step 2 of the method statement)

Omit “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

166  Subsection 250‑10(2) in Schedule 1 (table items 24D, 24E and 38C)

Repeal the items.

167  Subsections 286‑75(2B) and (2C) in Schedule 1

Repeal the subsections.

168  Subsection 288‑70(1) in Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Complying superannuation asset pool—calculation of an amount

169  Subsection 288‑70(2) in Schedule 1 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Complying superannuation asset pool—transfer following valuation

170  Paragraph 288‑70(2)(a) in Schedule 1

Omit “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

171  Subsection 355‑65(3) in Schedule 1 (table item 6)

Repeal the item.

172  Subsection 355‑65(4) in Schedule 1 (table item 5)

Repeal the item.

173  Subsection 355‑65(5) in Schedule 1 (cell at table item 2, column headed “and the record or disclosure …”)

Repeal the cell, substitute:

(a) is of rental information, residential address information or spousal information; and

(b) is for the purpose of administering the First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) Act 2000 (NSW), or a similar *State law or *Territory law.

174  Division 391 in Schedule 1

Repeal the Division.

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

175  Paragraph 5H(8)(ia)

Repeal the paragraph.

176  Subsection 5J(1) (definition of financial investment)

Omit “an investment in an FHSA (within the meaning of the First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008) or”.

177  Subsection 5J(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of investment)

Omit “(6A); or”, substitute “(6A).”.

178  Subsection 5J(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of investment)

Repeal the paragraph.

179  Subsection 5J(1) (paragraph (aa) of the definition of return)

Repeal the paragraph.

180  Paragraph 5J(1C)(cb)

Repeal the paragraph.

181  Subsection 5J(6B)

Repeal the subsection.

182  Subsection 5Q(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of investment)

Omit “subsection 5J(6A); or”, substitute “subsection 5J(6A).”.

183  Subsection 5Q(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of investment)

Repeal the paragraph.

184  Subsection 5Q(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of return)

Repeal the paragraph.

185  Paragraph 52(1)(faa)

Repeal the paragraph.

186  Paragraph 52ZZB(1)(c)

Omit “(4)); or”, substitute “(4)).”.

187  Paragraph 52ZZB(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

Division 2—Repeals of Tax Code definitions

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

188  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of complying superannuation/FHSA asset;

                     (b)  definition of complying superannuation/FHSA asset pool;

                     (c)  definition of complying superannuation/FHSA class;

                     (d)  definition of complying superannuation/FHSA liabilities;

                     (e)  definition of complying superannuation/FHSA life insurance policy;

                      (f)  definition of excluded complying superannuation/FHSA life insurance policy;

                     (g)  definition of FHSA;

                     (h)  definition of FHSA component;

                      (i)  definition of FHSA holder;

                      (j)  definition of FHSA home acquisition payment;

                     (k)  definition of FHSA ineligibility payment;

                      (l)  definition of FHSA misuse tax;

                    (m)  definition of FHSA mortgage payment;

                     (n)  definition of FHSA payment conditions;

                     (o)  definition of FHSA provider;

                     (p)  definition of FHSA trust;

                     (q)  definition of Government FHSA contribution.

Division 3—Other bulk amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

189  The whole of the Act

Omit every occurrence of “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

190  The whole of the Act

Omit every occurrence of “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

191  The whole of the Act

Omit every occurrence of “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

192  The whole of the Act

Omit every occurrence of “superannuation/FHSA”, substitute “superannuation”.

Part 3Amendment of the Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Act 2015

Omnibus Repeal Day (Spring 2014) Act 2015

193  Division 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 8 (heading specifying First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008)

Repeal the heading.

194  Items 4 and 5 of Schedule 8

Repeal the items.

Part 4Application and transitional provisions

Division 1—Definitions

195  Definitions

In this Part:

FHSA Act means the First Home Saver Accounts Act 2008, as in force just before the commencement of this item.

Division 2—General provisions

196  No new FHSAs

(1)       An account, life policy or beneficial interest opened or issued after 7:30 pm (by legal time in the Australian Capital Territory) on 13 May 2014 is not, and never was, an FHSA.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the application for that opening or issuing (see paragraph 19(1)(a) of the FHSA Act) was given to the provider before that 7:30 pm; and

                     (b)  the account, life policy or beneficial interest was opened or issued on or before 30 June 2015.

197  FHSA regime ends on 1 July 2015

(1)       On 1 July 2015, an FHSA ceases to be an FHSA.

(2)       Despite subitem (1), the repeals and amendments made by this Schedule do not apply in relation to acts done or omitted to be done, or states of affairs existing:

                     (a)  before 1 July 2015; or

                     (b)  on or after 1 July 2015 as a result of the operation of this Part (including this subitem).

198  Making and amending assessments, and doing other things, in relation to past matters

Even though an Act is repealed or amended by this Schedule, the repeal or amendment is disregarded for the purpose of doing any of the following under any Act or legislative instrument:

                     (a)  making or amending an assessment (including under a provision that is itself repealed or amended);

                     (b)  exercising any right or power, performing any obligation or duty or doing any other thing (including under a provision that is itself repealed or amended);

in relation to any act done or omitted to be done, any state of affairs existing, or any period ending, before the repeal or amendment applies.

199  Saving of provisions about effect of assessments

If a provision or part of a provision that is repealed or amended by this Schedule deals with the effect of an assessment, the repeal or amendment is disregarded in relation to assessments made, before or after the repeal or amendment applies, in relation to any act done or omitted to be done, any state of affairs existing, or any period ending, before the repeal or amendment applies.

200  Saving of provisions about FHSA misuse tax, general interest charge and interest

If:

                     (a)  a provision or part of a provision that is repealed or amended by this Schedule provides for the payment of:

                              (i)  FHSA misuse tax (within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, as in force just before the commencement of this item); or

                             (ii)  general interest charge (within the meaning of the Taxation Administration Act 1953); or

                            (iii)  interest under the Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983; and

                     (b)  in a particular case, the period in respect of which the tax, charge or interest is payable (whether under the provision or under the Taxation Administration Act 1953) has not begun, or has begun but not ended, when the provision is repealed or amended;

then, despite the repeal or amendment, the provision or part continues to apply in the particular case until the end of the period.

201  Repeals disregarded for the purposes of dependent provisions

(1)       If the operation of a provision (the subject provision) of any Act or legislative instrument made under any Act depends to any extent on an Act, or a provision of an Act, that is repealed by this Schedule, the repeal is disregarded so far as it affects the operation of the subject provision.

(2)       Subitem (1) does not apply to the repeal of a provision of the Social Security Act 1991 or the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 by this Schedule.

202  Interaction with other laws

(1)       This Division does not limit the operation of section 7 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

(2)       This Division has effect subject to Division 3.

Division 3—Specific provisions

203  FHSA eligibility requirements

(1)       Section 20 of the FHSA Act (including that section as affected by subsection 128A(5)) does not apply, on or after 1 July 2015, in respect of circumstances that arose on or after 1 June 2015.

(2)       Section 21 of the FHSA Act does not apply on or after 1 July 2015, even in relation to circumstances that arose before 1 July 2015.

(3)       Section 22 of the FHSA Act does not apply, on or after 1 July 2015, in relation to trigger days that occur on or after 17 June 2015.

204  Government FHSA contributions

(1)       A Government FHSA contribution is not payable for the 2014‑15 financial year or a later financial year.

(2)       The amendments made by this Schedule do not apply in relation to Government FHSA contributions for the 2013‑14 financial year or an earlier financial year.

Example: Subsection 345‑50(3) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (which makes Government FHSA contributions not assessable income and not exempt income) applies to a Government FHSA contribution for the 2013‑14 year, even if it is paid after the repeal of that subsection by this Schedule.

(3)       Despite anything in the FHSA Act or this Schedule, the Commissioner must not pay a Government FHSA contribution after 30 June 2017, unless the relevant income tax return is lodged, or the relevant notice is given, (as mentioned in paragraph 41(2)(a) of the FHSA Act) on or before 30 June 2017.

205  Tax file numbers

An individual who, just before the commencement of this item:

                     (a)  had quoted his or her tax file number to an FHSA provider in connection with the operation or the possible future operation of the FHSA Act and the Superannuation Acts; and

                     (b)  holds an FHSA provided by the FHSA provider that is an account;

is treated, from that commencement, as having quoted the individual’s TFN to the FHSA provider in connection with the account under Division 4 of Part VA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

Schedule 2Dependent spouse tax offset

Part 1Main amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

1  Subparagraphs 23AB(7)(a)(ii) and (iii)

Repeal the subparagraphs, substitute:

                             (ii)  the amount worked out using subsection (7A); or

2  Subsection 23AB(7) (notes 1 and 2)

Repeal the notes.

3  Subsection 23AB(7A)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

          (7A)  For the purposes of subparagraph (7)(a)(ii), the amount is equal to 50% of the sum of the following rebates (if any) in respect of the year of income:

                     (a)  any tax offset to which the taxpayer is entitled under Subdivision 61‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997;

                     (b)  any notional tax offset to which the taxpayer is entitled under Subdivision 961‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

4  Paragraphs 79A(2)(a), (d) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  if the taxpayer is a resident of the special area in Zone A, or of the special area in Zone B, in the year of income—an amount equal to the sum of:

                              (i)  $1,173; and

                             (ii)  an amount equal to 50% of the relevant rebate amount in relation to the taxpayer in relation to the year of income; or

                     (b)  if the taxpayer is a resident of Zone A in the year of income but has not resided or actually been in the special area in Zone A or the special area in Zone B during any part of the year of income—an amount equal to the sum of:

                              (i)  $338; and

                             (ii)  an amount equal to 50% of the relevant rebate amount in relation to the taxpayer in relation to the year of income; or

                     (c)  if the taxpayer is a resident of Zone B in the year of income but has not resided or actually been in Zone A or the special area in Zone B during any part of the year of income—an amount equal to the sum of:

                              (i)  $57; and

                             (ii)  an amount equal to 20% of the relevant rebate amount in relation to the taxpayer in relation to the year of income; or

5  Paragraph 79A(2)(f)

Omit “paragraph (e)”, substitute “paragraph (c)”.

6  Subsection 79A(4) (definition of dependent spouse relevant rebate amount)

Repeal the definition.

7  Subsection 79A(4) (definition of relevant rebate amount)

Repeal the definition (including the notes), substitute:

relevant rebate amount, in relation to a taxpayer in relation to a year of income, means the sum of the following rebates (if any):

                     (a)  any tax offset to which the taxpayer is entitled under Subdivision 61‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997;

                     (b)  any notional tax offset to which the taxpayer is entitled under Subdivision 961‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997;

                     (c)  any notional tax offset to which the taxpayer is entitled under Subdivision 961‑B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

8  Subparagraph 79B(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “amount; and”, substitute “amount; or”.

9  Subparagraph 79B(2)(a)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

10  Paragraph 79B(4)(b)

Omit “amount; and”, substitute “amount.”

11  Paragraph 79B(4)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

12  Subparagraph 79B(4A)(b)(ii)

Omit “amount; and”, substitute “amount;”.

13  Subparagraph 79B(4A)(b)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

14  Subsection 79B(6) (definition of concessional rebate amount)

Repeal the definition (including the notes), substitute:

concessional rebate amount, in relation to a taxpayer in relation to a year of income, means the sum of the following rebates (if any):

                     (a)  any tax offset to which the taxpayer is entitled under Subdivision 61‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997;

                     (b)  any notional tax offset to which the taxpayer is entitled under Subdivision 961‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997;

                     (c)  any notional tax offset to which the taxpayer is entitled under Subdivision 961‑B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

15  Subsection 79B(6) (definition of dependent spouse concessional rebate amount)

Repeal the definition.

16  Sections 159J, 159JA, 159K, 159L, 159LA and 159M

Repeal the sections.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

17  After Division 960

Insert:

Division 961Notional tax offsets

Table of Subdivisions

961‑A   Dependant (non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

961‑B    Dependant (sole parent of a non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

Subdivision 961‑ADependant (non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

Guide to Subdivision 961‑A

961‑1  What this Subdivision is about

This Subdivision provides for a notional tax offset for an income year if you contribute to the maintenance of a non‑student child or a student dependant. The notional tax offset can only be taken into account in working out certain tax offsets under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

Table of sections

Entitlement to the notional tax offset

961‑5        Who is entitled to the notional tax offset

Amount of the notional tax offset

961‑10      Amount of the dependant (non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

961‑15      Reduced amounts of the dependant (non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

961‑20      Reductions to take account of the dependant’s income

Entitlement to the notional tax offset

961‑5  Who is entitled to the notional tax offset

             (1)  You are entitled to a notional tax offset for an income year if:

                     (a)  you are an individual; and

                     (b)  you are an Australian resident; and

                     (c)  during the year you contribute to the maintenance of another individual (the dependant) who:

                              (i)  is less than 25 years of age, and is a full‑time student at a school, college or university; or

                             (ii)  if subparagraph (i) does not apply—is less than 21 years of age; and

                     (d)  during the year:

                              (i)  the dependant is an Australian resident; or

                             (ii)  you had a domicile in Australia.

             (2)  You may be entitled to more than one notional tax offset for the year under subsection (1) if you contributed to the maintenance of more than one dependant during the year.

Note:          The amount of the notional tax offset in relation to each subsequent dependant may only be part of the full amount: see subsection 961‑15(1).

             (3)  The notional tax offset only affects your income tax liability as provided for by sections 23AB, 79A and 79B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

Note:          Section 23AB of that Act provides a tax offset for service with an armed force under the control of the United Nations; section 79A provides a tax offset for residents of isolated areas; section 79B provides a tax offset for members of the Defence Force who are serving overseas.

Amount of the notional tax offset

961‑10  Amount of the dependant (non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

             (1)  The amount of the notional tax offset to which you are entitled in relation to a dependant under section 961‑5 for an income year is $376.

             (2)  However, if you are entitled to 2 or more such notional tax offsets for the income year in relation to individuals covered by subparagraph 961‑5(1)(c)(ii), the amount of the notional tax offset under section 961‑5 is:

                     (a)  in relation to the oldest of those individuals—$376; and

                     (b)  in relation to each of the others—$282.

961‑15  Reduced amounts of the dependant (non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

             (1)  The amount of the notional tax offset under section 961‑10 is reduced by the amount in accordance with subsection (2) of this section if one or more of the following applies:

                     (a)  paragraph 961‑5(1)(c) applies during part only of the year;

                     (b)  paragraph 961‑5(1)(d) applies during part only of the year;

                     (c)  during the whole or part of the year, 2 or more individuals contribute to the maintenance of the dependant;

                     (d)  the dependant only meets the description of the individual covered by subparagraph 961‑5(1)(c)(i) or (ii) for part of the year.

             (2)  The amount of a notional tax offset is reduced to an amount that, in the Commissioner’s opinion, is a reasonable apportionment in the circumstances, having regard to the applicable matters referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (d).

961‑20  Reductions to take account of the dependant’s income

                   The amount of the notional tax offset under sections 961‑10 and 961‑15 in relation to the dependant for the year is reduced by $1 for every $4 by which the following exceeds $282:

                     (a)  if you contribute to the maintenance of the dependant for the whole of the year—the dependant’s *adjusted taxable income for offsets for the year;

                     (b)  if paragraph (a) does not apply—the dependant’s adjusted taxable income for offsets for that part of the year during which you contribute to the dependant’s maintenance.

Subdivision 961‑BDependant (sole parent of a non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

Guide to Subdivision 961‑B

961‑50  What this Subdivision is about

This Subdivision provides for a notional tax offset for an income year if you are the sole contributor to the maintenance of a non‑student child or a student dependant. The notional tax offset can only be taken into account in working out certain tax offsets under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

Table of sections

Operative provisions

961‑55      Who is entitled to the notional tax offset

961‑60      Amount of the dependant (sole parent of a non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

961‑65      Reductions to take account of change in circumstances

Operative provisions

961‑55  Who is entitled to the notional tax offset

             (1)  You are entitled to a notional tax offset for an income year if:

                     (a)  during the year you have the sole care of another individual (the dependant) who:

                              (i)  is less than 25 years of age, and is a full‑time student at a school, college or university; or

                             (ii)  if subparagraph (i) does not apply—is less than 21 years of age; and

                     (b)  you are entitled to a notional tax offset under Subdivision 961‑A for the dependant; and

                     (c)  during the year you did not have a *spouse.

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(c) does not apply if, in the opinion of the Commissioner, because of special circumstances, the paragraph should not apply.

             (3)  The notional tax offset only affects your income tax liability as provided for by sections 79A and 79B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.

Note:          Section 79A of that Act provides a tax offset for residents of isolated areas; section 79B provides a tax offset for members of the Defence Force who are serving overseas.

961‑60  Amount of the dependant (sole parent of a non‑student child under 21 or student) notional tax offset

                   The amount of the notional tax offset to which you are entitled under section 961‑55 for an income year is $1,607.

Note:          The amount of the offset under this section applies regardless of whether you have one or more dependants that satisfy section 961‑55.

961‑65  Reductions to take account of change in circumstances

             (1)  The amount of the notional tax offset under section 961‑60 is reduced in accordance with subsection (2) if:

                     (a)  paragraph 961‑55(1)(a) applies during only part of the year; or

                     (b)  paragraph 961‑55(1)(c) does not apply because of subsection 961‑55(2).

             (2)  The amount of the notional tax offset is reduced to an amount that, in the Commissioner’s opinion, is a reasonable apportionment in the circumstances, having regard to the matters referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b).

Part 2Consequential amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

18  Subsection 159HA(1)

Omit “Sections 159J, 159L and 159Q apply”, substitute “Section 159Q applies”.

19  Subsection 159HA(6A)

Repeal the subsection.

20  Subsection 159HA(7) (table items 1, 2 and 3)

Repeal the items.

21  Subsection 159P(4) (paragraphs (c), (ca) and (d) of the definition of dependant)

Repeal the paragraphs.

22  Subsection 159P(4) (at the end of the definition of dependant)

Add:

               ; or (g)  a person in respect of whom the taxpayer is entitled to a notional tax offset under Subdivision 961‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

23  Subsection 251R(4)

Omit “would be entitled to a rebate in respect of that child under section 159J in the person’s assessment in respect of income of that year of income but for subsections 159J(1A) and (1F)”, substitute “is entitled to a notional tax offset in respect of that child under Subdivision 961‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997”.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

24  Section 13‑1 (table item headed “child/housekeeper”)

Repeal the item.

25  Section 13‑1 (table item headed “dependants”)

Omit:

child of person keeping house for the person..................

159J

housekeeper, caring for child, invalid relative or disabled spouse...............................................................

159L

invalid relative, invalid spouse or carer in receipt of carer benefit....................................................................

159J,

Subdivision 61‑A

parents/parents in law..........................................................

159J

spouse.....................................................................................

159J

substitute:

invalid relative, invalid spouse or carer in receipt of carer benefit....................................................................

Subdivision 61‑A

26  Section 13‑1 (table items headed “housekeeper”, “parent/parent‑in‑law” and “spouse”)

Repeal the items.

27  Subparagraph 61‑10(1)(c)(ii)

Omit “Australia; and”, substitute “Australia.”.

28  Paragraphs 61‑10(1)(d) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs.

29  Subsection 61‑10(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

Medicare Levy Act 1986

30  Paragraphs 8(1)(b), (c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  is entitled to a tax offset under Subdivision 61‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 for the year of income in respect of the person’s child (within the meaning of that Act); or

                     (c)  is entitled to a notional tax offset under Subdivision 961‑B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 for the year of income;

31  Paragraphs 8(2)(b), (c) and (d)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (b)  is entitled to a tax offset under Subdivision 61‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 for the year of income in respect of the person’s child (within the meaning of that Act); or

                     (c)  is entitled to a notional tax offset under Subdivision 961‑B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 for the year of income;

32  Subsection 8(5) (definition of family income threshold)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

family income threshold, in relation to a person (the relevant person), means $35,261 increased by $3,238 for each person covered by paragraph 961‑5(1)(c) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 in respect of whom:

                     (a)  in a case to which paragraph (b) does not apply—the relevant person; or

                     (b)  if the relevant person was a married person on the last day of the year of income—the relevant person or the spouse of the relevant person;

is entitled to a notional tax offset under Subdivision 961‑A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 for the year of income.

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Act 2014

33  Items 4 and 5 of Schedule 3

Repeal the items, substitute:

4  Section 159HA

Repeal the section.

Part 3Technical amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

34  Subsection 61‑15(3)

Repeal the subsection.

35  At the end of section 61‑25

Add:

Note:          Clause 31 of Schedule 1 to the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 reduces the standard rate for the family tax benefit to take account of shared care percentages.

36  Paragraph 61‑40(1)(f)

Before “during”, insert “the other individual is your spouse, and,”.

37  Subsection 61‑40(2)

Omit “is reasonable”, substitute “is a reasonable apportionment”.

Part 4Application of amendments

38  Application of amendments—Parts 1 and 2

The amendments made by Parts 1 and 2 of this Schedule apply in relation to assessments for the 2014‑15 income year and later income years.

39  Application of amendments—Part 3

The amendments made by Part 3 of this Schedule apply in relation to assessments for the 2012‑13 income year and later income years.

Schedule 3Offshore banking units

Part 1Trading in subsidiaries

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

1  Paragraph 121D(1)(c)

After “subsection (4)”, insert “(subject to subsection (4A))”.

2  After subsection 121D(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  However, paragraph (1)(c) does not apply to a trading activity done by an OBU if:

                     (a)  the thing traded in affected the OBU’s total participation interest (within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997) in another entity; and

                     (b)  just before the trading activity:

                              (i)  the OBU’s total participation interest in the other entity was at least 10%; or

                             (ii)  any of the thing traded in was held by the OBU, and was not recorded in the OBU’s accounting records as held for trading in accordance with accounting standards (within the meaning of that Act).

          (4B)  For the purposes of subsection (4A), disregard rights on winding‑up.

Part 2The choice principle

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

3  Paragraph 121B(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  OB activity (sections 121D, 121EA and 121EAA) together with the related definition of offshore person (section 121E); and

4  Section 121C

Insert:

non‑OB accounting records has the meaning given by subsection 121EAA(3).

5  Subsection 121D(1)

Omit “, provided that the requirement relating to the OBU in section 121EA is met”, substitute “(subject to sections 121EA and 121EAA)”.

6  After section 121EA

Insert:

121EAA  Activities recorded in domestic books not OB activities

             (1)  An OBU may, when it does a thing that would otherwise be an OB activity of the OBU, choose to have the thing not be an OB activity.

Accounting records

             (2)  The OBU recording the thing in the OBU’s non‑OB accounting records is sufficient evidence of the making of the choice, if the OBU uses money in the thing.

Note 1:       The OBU must maintain accounting records, separate from its non‑OB accounting records, in respect of money used in its OB activities: see subsection 262A(1A).

Note 2:       Subsection (2) of this section and subsection 262A(1A) do not apply if the OBU does not use money in the thing, but the OBU must keep documents containing particulars of the choice: see paragraph 262A(2)(b).

Note 3:       Subsection (2) does not prevent the OBU from correcting a mistake in its accounting records.

             (3)  The OBU’s non‑OB accounting records are the OBU’s accounting records, other than the accounting records maintained in respect of money used in the OBU’s OB activities under subsection 262A(1A).

Grouping

             (4)  The OBU is treated as having chosen under subsection (1) to have a thing (the transaction) done by the OBU not be an OB activity if:

                     (a)  it is reasonable to regard the transaction and one or more other things done by the OBU as constituting a single scheme (within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997); and

                     (b)  the OBU chooses under subsection (1) to have any of those other things done by the OBU not be an OB activity.

             (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4), whether the transaction and one or more other things constitute a single scheme is a question of fact and degree determined having regard to the following (whichever are applicable):

                     (a)  the nature of the transaction and the other things;

                     (b)  their terms and conditions (including those relating to any payment or other consideration for them);

                     (c)  the circumstances surrounding their creation and their proposed exercise or performance (including what can reasonably be seen as the purposes of one or more of the entities involved);

                     (d)  whether they can be dealt with separately or must be dealt with together;

                     (e)  normal commercial understandings and practices in relation to them (including whether they are regarded commercially as separate things or as a group or series that forms a whole);

                      (f)  the objects of this Division.

             (6)  In applying subsection (5), have regard to the matters mentioned in paragraphs (5)(a) to (f) both:

                     (a)  in relation to the transaction and other things separately; and

                     (b)  in relation to the transaction and other things in combination with each other.

7  Subsection 121EB(1)

Omit “121EA”, substitute “121EAA”.

Part 3Allocation of expenses

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

8  Subsection 6(1)

Insert:

statutory income has the meaning given by the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

9  Paragraph 121B(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  special income and allowable deduction definitions relating to OB activities (sections 121EDA to 121EF).

10  Section 121C (definition of assessable OB income)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

assessable OB income has the meaning given by subsection 121EE(2).

11  Section 121C

Insert:

OB income has the meaning given by section 121EDA.

12  Section 121E

Omit “For the purposes of section 121D, a reference in that section”, substitute “A reference”.

13  After section 121ED

Insert:

121EDA  Meaning of OB income

OB income

             (1)  Subject to subsections (2) to (5), the OB income of an OBU of a year of income is so much of the OBU’s ordinary income and statutory income of the year of income as is:

                     (a)  derived from OB activities of the OBU or the part of the OBU to which paragraph 121EB(1)(c) applies; or

                     (b)  included in the statutory income because of such activities.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to amounts included under Part 3‑1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (about capital gains).

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the extent that the money lent, invested or otherwise used in carrying on the OB activities is non‑OB money of the OBU.

             (4)  A typical example of an amount covered by the exception in subsection (3) is interest derived from the OB activity of lending money to an offshore person, where the money lent is non‑OB money.

Reduction of OB income because of certain investment activities

             (5)  Ordinary or statutory income that:

                     (a)  would otherwise be taken into account under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  is derived from an investment activity (within the meaning of subsection 121D(6A) or (6B)) included in OB activities of the OBU or the part of the OBU to which paragraph 121EB(1)(c) applies;

is reduced by the average Australian asset percentage (within the meaning of subsection 121DA(2)) of the portfolio investment concerned.

14  Subsections 121EE(2) to (3A)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Assessable OB income

             (2)  The assessable OB income of an OBU is so much of the OBU’s OB income of the year of income as is assessable income.

15  Subsection 121EF(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

General OB deduction

             (4)  A deduction that:

                     (a)  is none of the following:

                              (i)  a loss deduction;

                             (ii)  an apportionable deduction;

                            (iii)  an exclusive OB deduction;

                            (iv)  an exclusive non‑OB deduction; and

                     (b)  is allowable from the OBU’s assessable income of the year of income;

is a general OB deduction to the extent that:

                     (c)  it is incurred in gaining or producing the OB income of the OBU; or

                     (d)  it is necessarily incurred in carrying on a business for the purpose of gaining or producing the OB income of the OBU.

16  Paragraph 121EH(a)

Omit “subsection 121EE(2)”, substitute “subsection 121EDA(3)”.

Part 4Eligible OB activities

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

17  Section 121C (definition of eligible contract)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

eligible contract means:

                     (a)  any of the following:

                              (i)  a futures contract;

                             (ii)  a forward contract;

                            (iii)  an options contract;

                            (iv)  a swap contract;

                             (v)  a cap, collar, floor or similar contract; or

                     (b)  a loan contract; or

                     (c)  a securities lending or repurchase arrangement; or

                     (d)  a non‑deliverable forward foreign currency contract.

18  Section 121C

Insert:

OB advisory activity has the meaning given by section 121DC.

OB eligible contract activity has the meaning given by section 121DB.

OB leasing activity has the meaning given by section 121DD.

offshore property means property that:

                     (a)  cannot be in Australia; or

Example: Land outside Australia.

                     (b)  is used, or will be used:

                              (i)  wholly outside Australia; or

                             (ii)  in Australia to an extent that is not material.

19  Paragraph 121D(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  an OB eligible contract activity (see section 121DB); or

20  Paragraph 121D(1)(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (f)  an OB advisory activity (see section 121DC); or

21  After paragraph 121D(1)(g)

Insert:

                    (ga)  an OB leasing activity (see section 121DD); or

22  Paragraph 121D(2)(b)

After “lending money”, insert “, or making commitments to lend money,”.

23  At the end of subsection 121D(2)

Add:

               ; or (e)  acting as an arranger in a syndicated lending arrangement that includes a borrowing or lending activity to which paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) applies.

24  Paragraphs 121D(3)(a) and (b)

Repeal the paragraphs, substitute:

                     (a)  providing a guarantee or letter of credit to an offshore person in relation to activities that are, or will be, conducted:

                              (i)  wholly outside Australia; or

                             (ii)  in Australia to an extent that is not material; or

                     (b)  underwriting a risk for an offshore person in respect of:

                              (i)  offshore property; or

                             (ii)  an event, if the likelihood of the event happening in Australia is not material; or

25  Paragraph 121D(3)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  issuing a performance bond to an offshore person in relation to activities that are, or will be, conducted:

                              (i)  wholly outside Australia; or

                             (ii)  in Australia to an extent that is not material;

26  After paragraph 121D(4)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  trading with any person in non‑deliverable forward foreign currency contracts; or

27  At the end of subsection 121D(4)

Add:

                ; or (i)  trading with an offshore person in commodities, or in options or rights in respect of commodities, if:

                              (i)  the commodities, options or rights are not mentioned in another paragraph of this subsection; and

                             (ii)  the trading is incidental to an OB eligible contract activity.

28  Subsection 121D(5)

Repeal the subsection.

29  Paragraph 121D(6A)(e)

Omit “subsection 121DA(5)); and”, substitute “subsection 121DA(5)).”.

30  Paragraph 121D(6A)(f)

Repeal the paragraph.

31  Subsection 121D(7)

Repeal the subsection.

32  After section 121DA

Insert:

121DB  Meaning of OB eligible contract activity

                   An OB eligible contract activity is entering into an eligible contract (other than a loan contract that is not a securities lending or repurchase arrangement) with:

                     (a)  an offshore person; or

                     (b)  if the eligible contract is a non‑deliverable forward foreign currency contract—any person.

121DC  Meaning of OB advisory activity

             (1)  An OB advisory activity is giving investment or other financial advice to an offshore person, including advice about disposing of an investment.

             (2)  Giving advice about the making of a particular investment is not an OB advisory activity unless the investment is of a kind mentioned in subsection 121D(6) (Investment activity).

             (3)  Subsection (2) does not exclude giving advice about a particular investment of a different kind if doing so is incidental to advising on an investment of a kind mentioned in subsection 121D(6) (for example for the purpose of comparison or because the investments are commercially related).

             (4)  To avoid doubt, for the purposes of this section, advice about disposing of an investment is not advice about the making of the investment.

121DD  Meaning of OB leasing activity

             (1)  An OB leasing activity is leasing activity with an offshore person involving offshore property.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), OB leasing activity includes entering into:

                     (a)  any arrangement (within the meaning of section 51AD) under which a right to use offshore property is granted by the owner to another person; or

                     (b)  any arrangement (within the meaning of that section) under which a right to use offshore property, being a right derived directly or indirectly from a right mentioned in paragraph (a) in relation to the property, is granted by a person to another person;

with an offshore person.

Part 5Internal financial dealings

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

33  At the end of section 121EB

Add:

Arm’s length pricing

             (4)  For the purposes of this Division, treat an amount that, because of subsections (1) to (3):

                     (a)  is included in the OBU’s OB income; or

                     (b)  is an allowable OB deduction of the OBU;

as being the amount that would be so included, or that would be the amount of the allowable OB deduction, were the OBU and the permanent establishments mentioned in paragraph (1)(d) dealing with each other at arm’s length.

             (5)  For the purposes of determining the effect subsection (4) has in relation to the amount that is included or allowable, work out the arm’s length dealing so as best to achieve consistency with:

                     (a)  the documents covered by section 815‑235 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Guidance); and

                     (b)  subject to paragraph (a), the documents covered by section 815‑135 of that Act.

Part 6Application of amendments

34  Application of amendments

(1)       The amendments made by this Schedule (other than Part 2) apply in relation to years of income starting on or after 1 July 2015.

(2)       The amendments made by Part 2 apply in relation to a thing an OBU does on or after 1 July 2015.

Schedule 4Exemption for Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd

Part 1Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

1  Section 11‑5 (table item headed “primary or secondary resources, and tourism”)

Before:

horticultural society etc. .......................................................

50‑40

insert:

Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd ............................................

50‑40

2  Section 50‑40 (at the end of the table)

Add:

8.4

Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd

only amounts included in assessable income:

(a) on or after 24 December 2014; and

(b) before 1 July 2019

Part 2Sunsetting on 1 July 2021

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

3  Section 11‑5 (table item headed “primary or secondary resources, and tourism”)

Omit:

Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd ............................................

50‑40

4  Section 50‑40 (table item 8.4)

Repeal the item.

Schedule 5Deductible gift recipient extensions

  

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

1  Subsection 30‑50(2) (table items 5.2.32 and 5.2.33)

Omit “1 January 2015”, substitute “1 January 2018”.

Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2013 Measures No. 2) Act 2013

2  Subsection 2(1) (table item 8)

Repeal the item, substitute:

8.  Schedule 4, Part 2, Division 1

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

3  Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 4 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 1Repeal on 1 July 2022

Schedule 6Miscellaneous amendments

Part 1General amendments

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

1  Section 23‑1 (diagram)

Repeal the diagram, substitute:

 

2  Paragraph 134‑10(1)(e)

Omit “from you”, substitute “you make”.

Charities (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2013

3  Item 31 of Schedule 1

Omit “trusts”, substitute “trust”.

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

4  Subsection 136(1) (subparagraph (b)(iii) of the definition of in‑house residual fringe benefit)

Omit “property”, substitute “benefits”.

Fuel Tax Act 2006

5  Subsection 3‑5(3) (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Common definitions that are not asterisked

Item

This term:

1

Commissioner

2

entity

3

fuel tax

4

fuel tax credit

5

indirect tax zone

6

taxable fuel

7

you

6  Subsections 41‑5(1) and 41‑10(1), (2) and (3)

Omit “Australia”, substitute “the indirect tax zone”.

7  Section 42‑5

Omit “Australia”, substitute “the indirect tax zone”.

8  Paragraph 43‑7(5)(a)

Omit “Australia”, substitute “the indirect tax zone”.

9  Section 110‑5 (definition of Australia)

Repeal the definition.

10  Section 110‑5

Insert:

indirect tax zone has the meaning given by section 195‑1 of the *GST Act.

11  Section 110‑5 (paragraph (d) of the definition of taxable fuel)

Omit “Australia”, substitute “the indirect tax zone”.

12  Application

The amendments of the Fuel Tax Act 2006 made by this Part apply to taxable fuel acquired, manufactured or imported on or after 1 July 2015.

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

13  Section 13‑1 (table item headed “primary production”)

Omit:

farm household allowance see social security and other benefit payments..................................................



substitute:

farm household allowance see social security and other benefit payments



14  Section 13‑1 (table item headed “social security and other benefit payments”)

Omit:

farm household allowance under the Farm Household Support Act 2014 see unemployment, sickness and other benefit payments under the Social Security Act 1991...........................................................................



substitute:

farm household allowance under the Farm Household Support Act 2014 see unemployment, sickness and other benefit payments under the Social Security Act 1991



15  Paragraph 25‑110(1)(a)

Omit “*carrying on”, substitute “carrying on”.

16  Paragraph 26‑47(3)(b)

Omit “*carry on”, substitute “carry on”.

17  Paragraph 30‑242(3A)(b)

Omit “*carrying on”, substitute “carrying on”.

18  Paragraph 35‑5(1)(a)

Omit “*carried on”, substitute “carried on”.

19  Subsection 35‑5(2)

Omit “*carrying on”, substitute “carrying on”.

20  Subsection 35‑10(2A)

Omit “*carry on”, substitute “carry on”.

21  Paragraph 35‑10(2B)(a)

Omit “*carry on”, substitute “carry on”.

22  Subsections 35‑10(2C) and (2D)

Omit “*carried on”, substitute “carried on”.

23  Paragraphs 40‑880(1)(c) and (2)(b)

Omit “*carried on”, substitute “carried on”.

24  Subsections 40‑880(3) and (4)

Omit “*carry on”, substitute “carry on”.

25  Subsection 40‑880(7)

Omit “*carried on”, substitute “carried on”.

26  Paragraph 41‑20(1)(d)

Omit “*carrying on”, substitute “carrying on”.

27  Subparagraph 83A‑130(1)(a)(ii)

After “of the old company”, insert “or a *demerger subsidiary of the old company”.

28  Application

The amendment of section 83A‑130 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 made by this Part applies in relation to ESS interests acquired on or after 1 July 2009.

29  Section 104‑5 (cell at table item dealing with CGT event K1, column headed “Event number and description”)

Omit “*Kyoto unit or an *Australian carbon credit unit”, substitute “Kyoto unit or an Australian carbon credit unit”.

30  Section 112‑97 (table item 18A, column headed “In this situation”)

Omit “*Kyoto unit”, substitute “Kyoto unit”.

31  Subsection 219‑30(1)

Omit “items 2 and 3”, substitute “items 2 and 2A”.

32  Subsection 316‑65(1) (definitions of embedded value of the friendly society’s other business (if any) and market value of the friendly society’s health insurance business (if any))

Omit “*carried on”, substitute “carried on”.

33  Paragraphs 415‑15(3)(b) and 415‑20(1)(b) and (2)(b)

Omit “*carries on”, substitute “carries on”.

34  Paragraph 415‑20(4)(a)

Omit “*carrying on”, substitute “carrying on”.

35  Subsection 995‑1(1) (definition of available frankable profits)

Omit “give”, substitute “given”.

36  Subsection 995‑1(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of foreign resident life insurance policy)

Omit “*carrying on”, substitute “carrying on”.

37  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Insert:

taxable dealing, in relation to *wine, has the meaning given by section 33‑1 of the *Wine Tax Act.

wine has the meaning given by Subdivision 31‑A of the *Wine Tax Act.

38  Subsection 995‑1(1) (definition of wine taxable dealing)

Repeal the definition.

Income Tax Rates Act 1986

39  Section 12B (the section 12B inserted by item 1 of Schedule 1 to the Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Act 2011)

Renumber as section 12C.

Income Tax Rates Amendment (Temporary Flood and Cyclone Reconstruction Levy) Act 2011

40  Item 1 of Schedule 2 (heading)

Omit “12B”, substitute “12C”.

Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2012

41  Item 16 of Schedule 3

Omit “*mining operations”, substitute “mining operations”.

Product Stewardship (Oil) Act 2000

42  After section 4

Insert:

4A  Alternative constitutional basis

             (1)  Without limiting its effect apart from this section, this Act also has effect as provided by this section.

             (2)  This Act also has the effect it would have if its operation in relation to product stewardship (oil) benefits were expressly confined to an operation limited to product stewardship (oil) benefits in relation to external affairs.

             (3)  This Act also has the effect it would have if its operation in relation to product stewardship (oil) benefits were expressly confined to an operation limited to product stewardship (oil) benefits in relation to taxation.

Superannuation (Government Co‑contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003

43  Paragraph 16(1)(d)

Omit “approved form”, substitute “approved form,”.

44  Subsection 16(3)

Omit “the prescribed information”, substitute “a statement, in the approved form,”.

45  Paragraph 20(1)(d)

Omit “approved form”, substitute “approved form,”.

46  Subsection 20(3)

Omit “the prescribed information”, substitute “a statement, in the approved form,”.

Tax Agent Services Act 2009

47  Subparagraph 20‑5(2)(c)(ii)

Omit “; and; or”, substitute “; or”.

48  Subparagraph 20‑5(2)(c)(iii)

Omit “arrangements.”, substitute “arrangements; and”.

49  Subparagraph 20‑5(3)(d)(ii)

Omit “; and; or”, substitute “; or”.

50  Subparagraph 20‑5(3)(d)(iii)

Omit “arrangements.”, substitute “arrangements; and”.

Taxation Administration Act 1953

51  Subsection 12‑390(4) in Schedule 1 (note)

After “If the recipient”, insert “is”.

52  Section 105‑1 in Schedule 1

Omit “your address for service of documents and”.

53  Section 105‑140 in Schedule 1

Repeal the section.

54  Application

The amendments of sections 105‑1 and 105‑140 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 made by this Part apply on and after 1 July 2015.

55  Subsection 111‑60(1) in Schedule 1

Omit “or a *wine taxable dealing”, substitute “, or a *taxable dealing in relation to *wine,”.

56  Paragraph 382‑5(2)(c) in Schedule 1

Omit “*wine taxable dealing”, substitute “*taxable dealing, in relation to *wine,”.

57  Paragraph 426‑55(1)(a) in Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  at any time after the date of effect of the endorsement, the entity is not, or was not, entitled to be endorsed; or

58  Subsection 426‑55(3) in Schedule 1

After “is not”, insert “, or was not,”.

59  Application of amendments

The amendments of section 426‑55 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 made by this Part apply to a decision, on or after the commencement of this Part, to revoke an endorsement (regardless of when the endorsement took effect).

Taxation (Deficit Reduction) Act (No. 3) 1993

60  Subsection 2(3)

Repeal the subsection.

61  Division 4 of Part 2

Repeal the Division.

Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983

62  Subparagraph 12A(1)(a)(i)

Omit “and subsection 204(3) of the Tax Act”, substitute “of the Tax Act or section 5‑15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997”.

63  Application

The amendment of section 12A of the Taxation (Interest on Overpayments and Early Payments) Act 1983 made by this Part is taken to have applied from the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Tax Laws Amendment (Transfer of Provisions) Act 2010.

Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day) Act 2015

64  Item 73 of Schedule 2

Omit “Schedule”, substitute “Part of this Schedule”.

Part 2Consequential amendments relating to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

Australian Charities and Not‑for‑profits Commission Act 2012

65  Section 110‑15 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          The expenditure of relevant money (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) must comply with the requirements in that Act.

66  Section 115‑30

Repeal the section, substitute:

115‑30  Disclosure of interests

             (1)  A disclosure by the Commissioner under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

             (3)  For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Commissioner is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the Commissioner does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

67  Paragraph 115‑50(2)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  the Commissioner fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or rules made for the purposes of that section; or

68  Subsection 125‑5(1)

Omit “(the Account)”.

69  Subsection 125‑5(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  The account is a special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

70  Section 125‑10 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

125‑10  Credits to the account

71  Section 125‑10

Omit “Account” (first, second and third occurring), substitute “account”.

72  Section 125‑10 (note)

Omit “Special Account if any of the purposes of the Account”, substitute “special account if any of the purposes of the special account”.

73  Section 125‑15 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

125‑15  Purposes of the account

74  Section 125‑15

Omit “Account” (first and second occurring), substitute “account”.

75  Section 125‑15 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

76  Subsection 135‑15(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          The expenditure of relevant money (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013) must comply with the requirements in that Act.

77  Section 140‑20

Repeal the section, substitute:

140‑20  Disclosure of interests

             (1)  A disclosure by a member of the Advisory Board under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

             (3)  For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the member is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the member does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

78  Subsections 145‑5(5), (6) and (7)

Repeal the subsections.

79  Subsection 175‑70(2) (note 1)

Omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.

80  Subsection 175‑70(2) (note 2)

Repeal the note.

81  Section 300‑5 (definition of Account)

Repeal the definition.

Schedule 7Investment Manager Regime

Part 1Main amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

1  Subdivision 842‑I

Repeal the Subdivision, substitute:

Subdivision 842‑IInvestment manager regime

Guide to Subdivision 842‑I

842‑200  What this Subdivision is about

This Subdivision sets out rules about the taxation of some foreign residents (known as IMR entities) that invest into or through Australia.

Income and capital gains from IMR financial arrangements are not subject to Australian income tax. Deductions and capital losses from IMR financial arrangements are disregarded for the purposes of this Act.

Table of sections

Object of this Subdivision

842‑205    Object of this Subdivision

IMR concessions

842‑210    IMR concessions apply only to foreign residents etc.

842‑215    IMR concessions

842‑220    Meaning of IMR entity

842‑225    Meaning of IMR financial arrangement

IMR widely held entities

842‑230    Meaning of IMR widely held entity

842‑235    Rules for determining total participation interests for the purposes of the widely held test

842‑240    Extended definition of IMR widely held entity—temporary circumstances outside entity’s control

Independent Australian fund managers

842‑245    Meaning of independent Australian fund manager

842‑250    Reductions in IMR concessions if independent Australian fund manager entitled to substantial share of IMR entity’s income

Object of this Subdivision

842‑205  Object of this Subdivision

                   The object of this Subdivision is to encourage particular kinds of investment made into or through Australia by some foreign residents that have wide membership, or that use Australian fund managers.

IMR concessions

842‑210  IMR concessions apply only to foreign residents etc.

             (1)  This Subdivision applies only for the purposes of working out the assessable income of an entity (the foreign entity) that:

                     (a)  is a foreign resident; and

                     (b)  is not a trust or partnership.

             (2)  Despite subsection (1), this Subdivision applies in relation to a partnership or trust, to the extent necessary to work out an amount included in the assessable income of the foreign entity.

Note 1:       This Subdivision applies, for example, in working out the net income of a partnership or trust, to the extent necessary to work out the assessable income, attributable to that partnership or trust, of a partner or beneficiary who is a foreign resident.

Note 2:       This Subdivision could operate in relation to an entity (if it is a partnership or trust) and/or one or more partnerships or trusts interposed between the entity and the foreign resident.

842‑215  IMR concessions

Concessions relating to IMR financial arrangements

             (1)  The following consequences apply to an *IMR entity for an income year in relation to an *IMR financial arrangement if the requirements of subsection (3) or (5) are met in relation to the year:

                     (a)  what would otherwise be the entity’s assessable income for the year is *non‑assessable non‑exempt income of the entity, to the extent that it is attributable to a return or gain:

                              (i)  from the arrangement (if the arrangement is a *derivative financial arrangement); or

                             (ii)  from the entity disposing of, ceasing to own or otherwise realising the arrangement;

                     (b)  an amount is not deductible by the entity for the year, to the extent that it is attributable to an outgoing or loss:

                              (i)  from the arrangement (if the arrangement is a derivative financial arrangement); or

                             (ii)  from the entity disposing of, ceasing to own or otherwise realising the arrangement;

                     (c)  disregard a *capital gain or *capital loss that is from a *CGT event that happens in the year in relation to the arrangement.

Further concessions relating to permanent establishments

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), the following further consequences apply to an *IMR entity for an income year if the requirements of subsection (5) are met in relation to the year:

                     (a)  income that relates to or arises under the *IMR financial arrangement, and that would otherwise be the entity’s assessable income for the year, is *non‑assessable non‑exempt income of the entity, to the extent that the income:

                              (i)  if the entity is resident in a country that has entered into an *international tax agreement with Australia containing a *business profits article—is treated as having a source in Australia because it is attributable to a permanent establishment (within the meaning of the relevant international tax agreement) of the entity in Australia; or

                             (ii)  if subparagraph (i) does not apply—is treated as having a source in Australia because of subsection 815‑230(1);

                     (b)  an amount is not deductible by the entity for the year, to the extent that it is attributable to gaining income that is non‑assessable non‑exempt income of the entity because of paragraph (a);

                     (c)  disregard a *capital gain or *capital loss that is from a *CGT event that relates to or arises under the IMR financial arrangement, and that happens in the year in relation to a *CGT asset that:

                              (i)  is covered by item 3 of the table in section 855‑15 in relation to the entity; or

                             (ii)  is covered by item 4 of the table in section 855‑15 in relation to the entity because it is an option or right to *acquire a CGT asset covered by item 3 of that table in relation to the entity.

Direct investment by IMR widely held entity

             (3)  The requirements of this subsection in relation to the year are that:

                     (a)  during the whole of the year, the *IMR entity is an *IMR widely held entity; and

                     (b)  during the whole of the year, the interest of the entity in the issuer of, or counterparty to, the *IMR financial arrangement does not pass the *non‑portfolio interest test (see section 960‑195); and

                     (c)  none of the returns, gains or losses for the year from the arrangement are attributable to:

                              (i)  if the entity is a resident of a country that has entered into an *international tax agreement with Australia containing a *permanent establishment article—a permanent establishment (within the meaning of the relevant international tax agreement) of the entity in Australia; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—a *permanent establishment of the entity in Australia; and

                     (d)  the IMR entity does not, during the year, carry on in Australia a trading business (within the meaning of section 102M of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936) that relates (directly or indirectly) to the arrangement; and

                     (e)  subsection 842‑225(2) does not apply to the IMR financial arrangement.

             (4)  For the purposes of paragraph (3)(a), disregard any part of the year during which the entity did not exist.

Indirect investment through independent Australian fund manager

             (5)  The requirements of this subsection in relation to the year are that:

                     (a)  the *IMR financial arrangement was made, on the *IMR entity’s behalf, by an entity that is an *independent Australian fund manager for the IMR entity for the income year (see section 842‑245); and

                     (b)  if the issuer of, or counterparty to:

                              (i)  the IMR financial arrangement referred to in paragraph (a), if it is a *financial arrangement; or

                             (ii)  otherwise—the IMR financial arrangement to which that arrangement relates;

                            is an Australian resident, or a *resident trust for CGT purposes—during the whole of the year, the interest of the entity in the issuer or counterparty does not pass the *non‑portfolio interest test (see section 960‑195); and

                     (c)  the IMR entity does not, during the year, carry on in Australia a trading business (within the meaning of section 102M of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936) that relates (directly or indirectly) to the arrangement.

Withholding taxes etc.

             (6)  If what would otherwise be the *IMR entity’s assessable income is *non‑assessable non‑exempt income of the entity because of subsection (1) or (2), for the purposes of determining an entity’s liability to pay, in relation to that income:

                     (a)  *withholding tax; or

                     (b)  an amount that must be withheld under Division 12 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (even if the amount is not withheld);

assume that any *independent Australian fund manager for the IMR entity is not a *permanent establishment of the IMR entity.

             (7)  For the purposes of subparagraphs (2)(a)(i) and (3)(c)(i), an entity is taken to be a resident of a country that has entered into an *international tax agreement with Australia if the entity is such a resident within the meaning of that agreement.

842‑220  Meaning of IMR entity

                   An entity is an IMR entity for an income year if the entity:

                     (a)  is not an Australian resident at all times during the income year; and

                     (b)  is not a *resident trust for CGT purposes for the income year.

842‑225  Meaning of IMR financial arrangement

             (1)  A *financial arrangement is an IMR financial arrangement unless it is or relates to a *CGT asset that is:

                     (a)  *taxable Australian real property (see section 855‑20); or

                     (b)  an *indirect Australian real property interest (see section 855‑25).

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1), a sub‑underwriting arrangement that is not a *financial arrangement is an IMR financial arrangement if it was entered into by an *IMR entity for the purpose of providing for the entity to invest or trade in a financial arrangement that is an IMR financial arrangement under subsection (1).

IMR widely held entities

842‑230  Meaning of IMR widely held entity

             (1)  An IMR widely held entity is any of the following:

                     (a)  a *foreign life insurance company;

                     (b)  an entity that is covered by paragraph 12‑402(3)(a), (b), (c), (d), (f), (g) or (h) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953;

                     (c)  an entity of a kind specified in regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph.

             (2)  Without limiting subsection (1) of this section, an entity is an IMR widely held entity if:

                     (a)  either:

                              (i)  no other entity has a *total participation interest in the entity of 20% or more (see section 842‑235); or

                             (ii)  there are not 5 or fewer other entities the sum of whose total participation interests in the entity is 50% or more (see section 842‑235); or

                     (b)  the entity has never satisfied the requirements of paragraph (a), but investment in the entity is being actively marketed with the intention that the entity satisfies the requirements of that paragraph; or

                     (c)  the reason for failing to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (a) relates to the entity’s activities and investments being wound down.

842‑235  Rules for determining total participation interests for the purposes of the widely held test

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 842‑230(2), apply the rules in this section in determining an entity’s *total participation interest in another entity (the test entity).

             (2)  If an entity has, through one or more interposed entities, an *indirect participation interest in the test entity, treat each of those interposed entities as having a *total participation interest in the test entity of nil.

             (3)  If the test entity is a trust, do not treat an object of the trust as having a *direct participation interest or *indirect participation interest in the test entity.

             (4)  Treat the following (the affiliated entities):

                     (a)  an entity;

                     (b)  each of the entity’s *affiliates;

as together being one entity, that has all of the interests and rights of the affiliated entities.

Note:          Such interests and rights may give rise to a participation interest in the test entity.

             (5)  If an entity (the nominee) has interests and rights in the capacity of nominee of another entity:

                     (a)  treat the nominee as not having those interests and rights; and

                     (b)  instead, treat the other entity as having those interests and rights (in addition to the other entity’s interests and rights apart from this subsection).

             (6)  If an entity that has a *direct participation interest or *indirect participation interest in the test entity is an entity covered by:

                     (a)  subsection 842‑230(1); or

                     (b)  paragraph 12‑402(3)(e) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (foreign collective investment vehicles with a wide membership);

treat the entity’s *total participation interest in the test entity as nil.

             (7)  The application of subsection (6) to an entity that has a *direct participation interest or *indirect participation interest in the test entity does not affect the *total participation interest in the test entity of any other entity that has a direct participation interest or indirect participation interest in the test entity.

             (8)  In determining a *direct participation interest of one entity in another entity, disregard paragraph 350(1)(b) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (rights of shareholders to vote or participate in certain decision‑making).

             (9)  If the test entity is an *IMR entity and another entity is an independent fund manager for the test entity, in determining the *total participation interest of the other entity, or any entity *connected with the other entity, in the test entity, disregard any direct or indirect entitlements (including contingent entitlements) of the other entity, or connected entity, to remuneration from the test entity:

                     (a)  to the extent that the remuneration is subject to income tax in relation to the income year for which the consequences (if any) under subsection 842‑215(1) or (2) are being determined in relation to the test entity; and

                     (b)  to the extent that the remuneration is subject to taxation in relation to that income year under a *foreign law.

Example:    Assume that 4 entities have interests in an IMR entity, as follows:

(a)    a life insurance company has a 55% interest;

(b)    an endowment fund has a 5% interest;

(c)    company A has a 25% interest. It has 2 shareholders (who are not affiliated): shareholder Y holds 60% of the shares and shareholder Z holds 40%;

(d)    company B has a 15% interest. It has several shareholders.

                   The IMR entity is an IMR widely held entity because:

(e)    under subsection 842‑235(6), the life insurance company has a total participation interest of nil, as it is covered by paragraph 12‑402(3)(a) in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953; and

(f)    the endowment fund has a total participation interest below the 20% threshold in subparagraph 842‑230(2)(a)(i); and

(g)    under subsection 842‑235(2), company A’s 25% interest is divided between shareholder Y (15%) and shareholder Z (10%), and company A is treated as having a total participation interest in the IMR entity of nil; and

(h)    company B’s 15% interest is below the 20% threshold, so none of its shareholders can have a total participation interest above that threshold. (In these circumstances, it is not necessary to determine the total participation interests for each of those shareholders.)

                   (Treating the life insurance company’s 55% interest as a total participation interest of nil ensures that no summing of the other total participation interest can exceed the 50% threshold in subparagraph 842‑230(2)(a)(ii).)

842‑240  Extended meaning of IMR widely held entity—temporary circumstances outside entity’s control

                   Without limiting section 842‑230, an entity is an IMR widely held entity if:

                     (a)  apart from a particular circumstance, the entity would be an *IMR widely held entity because of section 842‑230; and

                     (b)  the circumstance is temporary; and

                     (c)  the circumstance arose outside the entity’s control; and

                     (d)  it is fair and reasonable to treat the entity as an IMR widely held entity, having regard to the following matters:

                              (i)  the matters in paragraphs (b) and (c);

                             (ii)  the nature of the circumstance;

                            (iii)  the actions (if any) taken by the entity to address or remove the circumstance, and the speed with which such actions are taken;

                            (iv)  any other relevant matter.

Independent Australian fund managers

842‑245  Meaning of independent Australian fund manager

             (1)  An entity (the managing entity) is an independent Australian fund manager for an *IMR entity for an income year if:

                     (a)  the managing entity is an Australian resident; and

                     (b)  the managing entity carries out investment management activities for the IMR entity in the ordinary course of *business; and

                     (c)  the managing entity’s remuneration for carrying out those activities is what the remuneration would be between parties dealing at *arm’s length; and

                     (d)  one or more of the following applies:

                              (i)  the IMR entity is an *IMR widely held entity;

                             (ii)  70% or less of the managing entity’s income, for the income year, is income received from the IMR entity or entities *connected with the IMR entity;

                            (iii)  if the managing entity has been carrying out investment management activities for 18 months or less—it takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the proportion of its income received from the IMR entity or entities connected with the IMR entity, for the income year in which that 18 month period ends, will be reduced to 70% or less.

             (2)  In applying paragraph (1)(c), have regard to the documents covered by section 815‑135.

842‑250  Reductions in IMR concessions if independent Australian fund manager entitled to substantial share of IMR entity’s income

             (1)  The application of section 842‑215 to an *IMR entity for an income year is modified, as provided by subsection (4) of this section, if:

                     (a)  an entity is an *independent Australian fund manager for the IMR entity; and

                     (b)  that entity, or another entity *connected with the entity, has a direct or indirect right to receive part of the profits of the IMR entity for the year; and

                     (c)  the sum of the amounts that the entity, and any other entity connected with the entity, receive for the year in connection with the entity being that independent Australian fund manager exceeds 20% of the amount (the unadjusted concessional amount) worked out under subsection (3); and

                     (d)  the requirements of subsection 842‑215(3) in relation to the year are not met.

             (2)  However, this section does not apply if:

                     (a)  the circumstances giving rise to the requirements of paragraph (1)(c) being met arose outside the control of:

                              (i)  the *IMR entity; or

                             (ii)  the *independent Australian fund manager or any entity *connected with the independent Australian fund manager; and

                     (b)  the independent Australian fund manager, or an entity connected with the independent Australian fund manager, is taking steps to address those circumstances.

             (3)  Work out the unadjusted concessional amount as follows:

where:

amount not assessable or exempt is the sum of:

                     (a)  the amount (the 842‑215(1)(a) amount) of the *IMR entity’s income for the income year that is, or would (apart from this section) be, *non‑assessable non‑exempt income of the IMR entity because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(a); and

                     (b)  the amount (the 842‑215(2)(a) amount) of the IMR entity’s income for the income year that is, or would (apart from this section) be, non‑assessable non‑exempt income of the IMR entity because of paragraph 842‑215(2)(a), and not because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(a).

amounts not deductible is the amount obtained by adding together:

                     (a)  the sum of the amounts that are not deductible by the *IMR entity for the income year because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(b); and

                     (b)  the sum of the amounts that are not deductible by the IMR entity for the income year because of paragraph 842‑215(2)(b), and not because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(b); and

                     (c)  the sum of the amounts that would otherwise be deductible by the IMR entity for the income year under section 8‑1 if the income in relation to which they were incurred were not income that is *non‑assessable non‑exempt income of the IMR entity because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(a); and

                     (d)  the sum of the amounts that would otherwise be deductible by the IMR entity for the income year under section 8‑1 if the income in relation to which they were incurred were not income that is non‑assessable non‑exempt income of the IMR entity because of paragraph 842‑215(2)(a), and not because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(a).

disregarded capital gains is the amount obtained by adding together:

                     (a)  the sum (the 842‑215(1)(c) amount) of the amounts of the *capital gains that:

                              (i)  are from *CGT events that happen in the income year; and

                             (ii)  are, or would (apart from this section) be, disregarded in relation to the *IMR entity, because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(c); and

                     (b)  the sum (the 842‑215(2)(c) amount) of the amounts of the capital gains that:

                              (i)  are from CGT events that happen in the income year; and

                             (ii)  are, or would (apart from this section) be, disregarded in relation to the IMR entity because of paragraph 842‑215(2)(c), and not because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(c).

disregarded capital losses is the amount obtained by adding together:

                     (a)  the sum of the amounts of the *capital losses that:

                              (i)  are from *CGT events that happen in the income year; and

                             (ii)  are disregarded in relation to the *IMR entity because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(c); and

                     (b)  the sum of the amounts of the capital losses that:

                              (i)  are from CGT events that happen in the income year; and

                             (ii)  are disregarded in relation to the IMR entity because of paragraph 842‑215(2)(c), and not because of paragraph 842‑215(1)(c).

             (4)  Apply the sum referred to in paragraph (1)(c) to reduce (including reduce to zero) the following amounts:

                     (a)  the 842‑215(1)(a) amount;

                     (b)  the 842‑215(2)(a) amount;

                     (c)  the 842‑215(1)(c) amount;

                     (d)  the 842‑215(2)(c) amount.

Do not apply the sum to reduce an amount referred to in a paragraph (other than paragraph (a)) unless the sum has been applied to reduce to zero the amount referred to in each paragraph preceding that paragraph.

             (5)  If the 842‑215(1)(c) amount or the 842‑215(2)(c) amount relates to more than one *capital gain, a reduction of the amount under subsection (4) is taken to reduce each of the capital gains by the following amount:

             (6)  Without limiting the circumstances in which the requirements of paragraph (1)(c) are not met, those requirements are taken not to be met in relation to the *IMR entity for an income year if they are not met in relation to the IMR entity for a period (a qualifying period) of up to 5 consecutive income years including the income year (but not including any future income years).

             (7)  In ascertaining for the purposes of subsection (6) whether the requirements of paragraph (1)(c) are not met in relation to the *IMR entity for a qualifying period, assume that the qualifying period is the income year referred to in subsection (1).

             (8)  For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) (including paragraph (1)(c) as affected by subsections (6) and (7)), disregard any direct or indirect entitlements (including contingent entitlements) of the *independent Australian fund manager, or any entity *connected with the independent Australian fund manager, to remuneration from the *IMR entity:

                     (a)  to the extent that the remuneration is subject to income tax in relation to the income year referred to in subsection (1); and

                     (b)  to the extent that the remuneration is subject to taxation in relation to that income year under a *foreign law.

Part 2Other amendments

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

2  Section 94T

Before “For”, insert “(1)”.

3  At the end of section 94T

Add:

             (2)  In determining whether the partnership carries on business in Australia for the purposes of subparagraph (1)(f)(i), if, for the year of income, the partnership is an IMR entity (within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, but disregarding paragraph 842‑220(a) of that Act), disregard business that:

                     (a)  is carried on by the partnership (either by itself directly or by another entity on its behalf); and

                     (b)  solely relates to IMR financial arrangements (within the meaning of that Act).

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

5  Section 11‑55 (after table item headed “GST”)

Insert:

investment manager regime

 

IMR concessions..................................................................

842‑215

6  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of IMR capital gain;

                     (b)  definition of IMR capital loss;

                     (c)  definition of IMR deduction.

7  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Insert:

IMR entity has the meaning given by section 842‑220.

IMR financial arrangement has the meaning given by section 842‑225.

8  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of IMR foreign fund;

                     (b)  definition of IMR income.

9  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Insert:

IMR widely held entity has the meaning given by sections 842‑230 and 842‑240.

independent Australian fund manager has the meaning given by section 842‑245.

10  Subsection 995‑1(1)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of non‑IMR Division 6E net income;

                     (b)  definition of non‑IMR net capital gain;

                     (c)  definition of non‑IMR net income;

                     (d)  definition of non‑IMR partnership loss;

                     (e)  definition of non‑IMR partnership net income;

                      (f)  definition of pre‑2012 IMR capital gain;

                     (g)  definition of pre‑2012 IMR income.

11  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Part (other than item 12) apply in relation to the income years in relation to which, under section 842‑207 of the Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997 as amended by this Act, the new Subdivision 842‑I (within the meaning of that section) applies.

Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997

12  Before section 842‑210

Insert:

842‑207  Application of replacement version of Subdivision 842‑I

             (1)  The new Subdivision 842‑I applies, or is taken to have applied, in relation to:

                     (a)  the 2015‑16 income year and later income years; and

                     (b)  if an entity chooses to apply the new Subdivision 842‑I in relation to the 2011‑12, 2012‑13, 2013‑14 and 2014‑15 income years—those income years.

             (2)  In this section:

new Subdivision 842‑I means Subdivision 842‑I (Investment Manager Regime) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, as substituted by Schedule 7 to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Act 2015.

Note:          The new Subdivision 842‑I replaced a previous version of that Subdivision, which applied in relation to assessments for the 2010‑11 income year and later income years (see item 17 of Schedule 1 to the Tax Laws Amendment (Investment Manager Regime) Act 2012).

842‑208  Modified meaning of IMR foreign fund for the purposes of earlier income years

             (1)  This section applies for the purposes of:

                     (a)  this Subdivision (apart from section 842‑207); and

                     (b)  Subdivision 842‑I (Investment Manager Regime) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, as substituted by Schedule 7 to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Act 2015 (the new IMR Schedule).

             (2)  Treat an entity as an IMR foreign fund if, and only if:

                     (a)  it is an IMR entity (within the meaning given by section 842‑220 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, as inserted by the new IMR Schedule); and

                     (b)  subject to subsection (3) of this section, it is an IMR widely held entity (within the meaning given by sections 842‑230 and 842‑240 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, as inserted by the new IMR Schedule); and

                     (c)  the entity chooses to be treated as an IMR foreign fund for those purposes.

             (3)  Treat subsection 842‑230(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, as inserted by the new IMR Schedule, as not applying to the entity.

842‑209  Residence of corporate limited partnerships

                   If an IMR entity makes a choice under paragraph 842‑208(2)(c), section 94T of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 as amended by Schedule 7 to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 1) Act 2015, applies to the entity in relation to the income years in relation to which this Subdivision applies to the entity.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 27 May 2015

Senate on 17 June 2015]

 

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