Published on 25 Oct 12
by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This workshop presents a list of common tax issues that an adviser would face when advising a foreign investor looking to acquire an Australian listed group. The case study covers the treatment of pre-sale dividends from a franking perspective, and what impact changes to the Corporations Act have on the ability of the Australian company to frank its dividends.
The workshop also examines some of the “lessons” to be learned in advising foreign buyers about structural issues regarding their ownership of the Australian investment by considering the four private equity Tax Determinations released by the ATO. Other issues discussed relate to funding for the acquisition and structure choice such as, thin capitalisation limits, interest deductibility, withholding tax, choice of acquisition structure and the impact of the acquisition structure on consolidation.
The workshop will also considers the treatment of earn out arrangements and otheremployee incentive arrangements that are typical in such an acquisition transaction.
In short, this workshop covers:
- franking and Corporations Act changes
- off-market buybacks
- tax consolidation – rights to future income
- private equity Tax Determinations – lessons
- pre-sale dividends
- Part IVA.
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