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The fundamentals of interest deductibility paper


This paper covers:

  • Fundamentals of Interest Deductibility
    • what is interest? (BHP Co and the debt/equity provisions)
    • is it too soon? (Steele's case)
    • is it too late? (Brown's case)
    • purpose/use (Macquarie Finance and St George cases)
    • refinancing (Smith & Roberts case)
    • derivation of income (Total Holdings and Spassked)
    • interest withholding tax
    • thin capitalisation.
  • Debt/equity
    • how do the Debt/Equity rules impact interest deductibility?
    • key issues
      • effective non-contingent obligations
      • timing
      • related schemes
      • limited recourse debt
      • convertible notes/hybrids
    • impact of recent cases including St George.
  • Debt pricing
    • transfer pricing and interest
    • guarantee fees and intra-group loans
    • an examination of the ATO's recent discussion paper.

Author profiles

Helen Fisher
Helen is a partner at Deloitte with over 14 years experience, specialising in providing tax consulting services to Financial Services Industry clients. She advises listed and multinational clients on various aspects of Australian taxation law, including structured finance transactions, hybrid instruments, foreign hybrids, TOFA, structuring of global investment funds, corporate restructures, and international tax matters. - Current at 04 November 2010
Neil Ward
Neil Ward FTIA leads the Deloitte Australian Financial Services Tax Group. He has more than 30 years experience in advising in tax. Prior to joining Deloitte in March 2000, Neil spent 12 years with the ANZ Banking Group in Australia and the United Kingdom. Neil is recognised as one of the leading tax advisers on financial arrangements, foreign exchange, thin capitalisation, capital management, withholding tax and infrastructure transactions. - Current at 06 May 2009
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Michael Jenkins CTA
Michael joined the EY transfer pricing practice in November 2018 as an Associate Partner. Immediately prior to joining EY, Mr Jenkins was an Assistant Commissioner in the ATO, holding the position of the ATO’s Chief Economist and leader of the ATO’s APA/MAP unit, responsible for Australia’s competent authority program. Mr Jenkins has more than 20 years specialist experience in transfer pricing, and while at the ATO was heavily involved in the re-write of Australia’s transfer pricing rules (enacted 2013). He was also an Australian delegate to the OECD’s Working Party 6 on transfer pricing matters 2010-2018. - Current at 04 September 2019
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Natalie Wellard
Natalie is an Analyst, National Tax at Deloitte. - Current at 21 August 2008


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