Published on 12 Mar 09
by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This paper covers:
- the creation and exercise of rights including:
- timing and attribution rules
- the impact of contingencies upon the characterisation of the transaction and the quantification of consideration
- the distinction between consideration for the creation of the right and the exercise of the right
- the potential for multiple taxation and the need for statutory relief or precise attribution of consideration.
- the termination or extinguishment of rights including:
- forfeiture of deposits: the High Court in Reliance Carpets and the Federal Court in Brooks
- performance of contracts and the High Court in Orica
- surrenders, releases and the operation of law.
- earnouts including:
- long-term leases, subdivision and issues arising from the interaction of the different taxes.
Peter Green FTIA is a Partner at the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Peter specialises in revenue law,
including income tax, capital gains tax, stamp duty Australia-wide and GST. Peter is the joint author of the third
edition of Principles of Income Taxation.
Current at 11 March 2009 Current at 02 April 2009
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