Miscellaneous 2006

Reform of Australia's CFC rules

Source: Australian Tax Forum Journal Article

Published Date: 1 Jan 2006


In the global economy, controlled foreign companies (“CFC”) rules must protect the Australian tax base from abuse involving tax havens and preferential regimes but, at the same time, must not hinder Australian multinationals in the establishment of genuine offshore operations. While Australia’s CFC rules were introduced in 1990, the broad design of the rules followed that developed in other countries in preglobalisation times. This article analyses the key design features of Australia’s CFC rules (including recent reforms) to determine whether the design is appropriate in the global economy and, where it is not, the article makes recommendations for reform.

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  • Published By: Lee Burns
  • Published On:1 Jan 2006

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