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These regulations amend the Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997 to align the tax treatment of Tier 2 capital instruments convertible into mutual equity interests (MEI) with those convertible into ordinary shares. The alignment of this treatment will remove a barrier to accessing capital and help to increase competition in the sector, ultimately providing more choices for customers.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 25 Mar 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Apr-2019
Tabled Senate02-Apr-2019
Date of repeal 12 Sep 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Equity Interests) Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 21 March 2019

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Stuart Robert

Assistant Treasurer

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997                                                                                        2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Equity Interests) Regulations 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

26 March 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made.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

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

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

4  Schedules

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

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997

1  At the end of Part 5

Add:

910‑1.11  Transitional arrangements arising out of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Equity Interests) Regulations 2019

                   The amendment of these Regulations made by Schedule 1 to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Equity Interests) Regulations 2019 applies in relation to a relevant term subordinated note that is issued on or after the commencement of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Equity Interests) Regulations 2019.

2  Subregulation 974‑135F(4)

Repeal the subregulation, substitute:

             (4)  In this regulation, a condition applying to the obligation is a non‑viability condition if the condition has the effect that if a non‑viability trigger event occurs the note must be:

                     (a)  written off; or

                     (b)  converted into ordinary shares of the issuer of the note or a parent entity of the issuer; or

                     (c)  converted into mutual equity interests of the issuer of the note or a parent entity of the issuer.

3  At the end of regulation 974‑135F

Add:

             (6)  In this regulation, mutual equity interests has the same meaning as in section 11CAA of the Banking Act 1959.