Withdrawal of TD 2012/D11 (Section 820-39(3) ITAA 1997 and securitisation activity)
09 May 2013
On 8 May 2013, the ATO withdrew TD 2012/D11 (Income tax: does subsection 820-39(3) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 only apply to special purpose entities that have been established for the purpose of carrying on securitisation activity?) with effect from the same day.
The Notice of Withdrawal (TD 2012/D11W) states:
"1. TD 2012/D11 concerns whether subsection 820-39(3) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 applies only to special purpose entities that have been established for the purpose of carrying on securitisation activity.
2. Following comments received as part of the public consultation process for TD 2012/D11, the Commissioner considers that the subsection is not limited to securitisation in the way suggested in the draft Determination. The concept of 'insolvency remoteness' can apply in other contexts. Moreover, it is not possible to imply an absolute restriction to securitisation by reference to the context and purpose of the section.
3. The Commissioner is giving further consideration to whether or not subsection 820-39(3) applies in circumstances like those illustrated in Example 2 of the draft Determination.
4. The Commissioner will engage in consultation before publishing a revised ATO view."