Blackhole Expenditure Amendments: Will blackholes still exist?
Published on 11 May 2006
| Took place at Radisson Plaza Hotel, Sydney
The recent Tax Laws Amendment (2006 Measure No. 1) Bill 2006 replaces s 40-880 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 by repealing the existing blackhole expenditure provisions and by expanding the allowable deductions for certain business-related capital expenses that are not otherwise recognised and are not denied a deduction elsewhere in the income tax law. These changes should give clients an opportunity to claim a tax deduction over five years in respect of capital expenditure or at least allow the capital expenditure to be included in the cost base of the asset.