16 May 1313 Profit shifting through the artificial loading of debt in Australia - proposals paper released
On 14 May 2013, in conjunction with the delivery of the 2013-14 Budget, the Treasurer announced a package of changes to the law to protect the corporate tax base from "erosion and loopholes". Treasury has now released a proposals paper for public consulation.
The proposals paper outlines changes to the thin capitalisation rules; the exemption for foreign non-portfolio dividend income and the removal of a tax deduction for interest expenses incurred in deriving certain exempt foreign income.
The closing date for submissions is Friday 12 July 2013.