Income tax

Sladen Snippet - Capital proceeds vs “market” value for the Maximum Net Asset Value test

Sladen Snippet - Capital proceeds vs “market” value for the Maximum Net Asset Value test

In Miley and Commissioner of Taxation, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) held that, for the purposes of the maximum net asset value (MNAV) test in s 152-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, the market value of the taxpayer’s shares was not his share of the sales proceeds ($5.9 million), but the actual market value of his shareholding in the company just before the share sale.

Sladen Snippet - Division 7A and Tax Consolidated Groups TD 2015/18

Sladen Snippet - Division 7A and Tax Consolidated Groups TD 2015/18

Division 7A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 can operate to deem a dividend to be paid by a private company that is a subsidiary member of an income tax consolidated group (subsidiary).

If a subsidiary makes a loan to a shareholder (of the Head Company of the tax consolidated group) or their associate in a manner that evokes the application of the “deemed dividend” provisions in s 109D, the relevant time for complying with the Division 7A provisions would be the “lodgment day” of the Subsidiary’s income tax return for the relevant financial year (s 109D(1)(b)) – however, a Subsidiary member of a tax consolidated group is not required to lodge an income tax return.